Board of Directors

The primary responsibility of our Board of Directors is to foster the long-term success of the Company, consistent with its statutory duty to shareholders.
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Discover what our Board does for PMI

Our Board is the governing body for PMI and is a team of seasoned advisors who help oversee the company’s full range of activities.

Led by its Chairman, the Board is responsible for the oversight of corporate policies, strategic direction, and management. The Board is regularly informed of the company’s performance, future plans, and significant issues affecting our business. 

The Board meets several times per year, typically in February, March, May, June, September, November, and December, with additional meetings held as necessary. The organizational meeting of the Board follows immediately after the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. The Board meets in executive session at each of its meetings.

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André Calantzopoulos

Executive Chairman of the Board

Mr. Calantzopoulos is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Philip Morris International (PMI). During a career spanning over 35 years at PMI—most recently as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)—Mr. Calantzopoulos began the company’s smoke-free transformation, accelerating the development and commercialization of better, science-based alternatives for those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke. As CEO, he oversaw one of the world’s leading product portfolios in both combustible and smoke-free products, cultivated an outstanding management team, and built a high-performing, fast-learning organization. Mr. Calantzopoulos was appointed CEO and elected to the Board of Directors on May 8, 2013, and served as CEO until he assumed his current position on May 5, 2021. Prior to this, he was the company’s Chief Operating Officer following PMI’s spin-off from Altria Group, Inc. on March 28, 2008. He was PMI’s President and CEO from 2002 until the spin-off. After joining the company in 1985, he worked extensively across Central Europe, including as Managing Director of PM Poland and President of the Eastern European Region. Mr. Calantzopoulos holds a degree in electrical engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and an MBA from INSEAD in France. He is a member of the Consumer Relationships and Regulation, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
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Jacek Olczak

Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Olczak was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Philip Morris International (PMI) in May 2021. Prior to this appointment, he served as PMI’s Chief Operating Officer from January 2018, having formerly been Chief Financial Officer, beginning in August 2012. Mr. Olczak is committed to delivering PMI’s smoke-free future and expanding the company’s product portfolio beyond nicotine. He has been a key driver of the company’s commercial transformation, turning a primarily business-to-business company into an increasingly business-to-consumer company. Throughout his nearly three-decade career with PMI, Mr. Olczak has established deep institutional and industry knowledge and awareness of PMI’s products, systems, and values—as well as a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory environment in which PMI operates. Mr. Olczak began his career with PMI in 1993. He started in finance and general management positions across Europe, including as Managing Director of PMI’s markets in Poland and Germany and as President of the European Union Region, before being appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2012. Prior to joining PMI, Mr. Olczak worked for BDO Binder. Mr. Olczak holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Lodz, Poland. He is a member of the Consumer Relationships and Regulation, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
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Bonin Bough

DIRECTOR

Mr. Bough has been the Founder and Chief Growth Officer of Digilence, LLC (also known as Bonin Ventures) since 2014, an entity focused on accelerating growth to a diverse portfolio of innovative start-up companies. He previously served as Chief Growth and Marketing Officer of Sundial Brands, LLC from 2016 to 2017. He was a television host of CNBC’s “Cleveland Hustles” in 2016, Chief Media and E-Commerce Officer of Mondelez International, Inc. from 2015 to 2016, and Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement of Mondelez International, Inc. from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Bough also served as Vice President, Global Media and Consumer Engagement of The Kraft Heinz Company in 2012, and as Chief Digital Officer of PepsiCo, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Bough is a member of the Consumer Relationships and Regulation, and Finance Committees.
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Michel Combes

DIRECTOR

Mr. Combes currently serves as President of SoftBank Group International, a privately held subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., and oversees several SoftBank portfolio companies. From 2018 to 2020, he was Chief Financial Officer and then President and CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of Sprint Corporation. From 2015 to 2017, he served as CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Altice USA, Inc., and Chairman and CEO of SFR Group. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Combes served as CEO of Alcatel-Lucent. Previously, Mr. Combes was CEO of Vodafone Europe, Chairman and CEO of TDF Group (Télédiffusion de France), an executive at France Telecom, and has held several positions within the French Government. Mr. Combes is a director of Assystem and F5 Networks, Inc. He previously served on the board of MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) from 2013 to 2018. Mr. Combes is a member of the Audit, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
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Dr. Juan José Daboub

Director

Dr. Juan José Daboub, Ph.D., has been serving as the Chairman, President and CEO of The Daboub Partnership, a business consulting company, since 2010. He has been the Vice Chairman of The Dorado Group LLC, a private investment company, since 2014, and the Adviser and Founding CEO of the Global Adaptation Institute, a foundation dedicated to the understanding of climate change, since 2010. Since 1989, he has co-owned several companies in Latin America, including companies involving food production, biodegradable packaging materials manufacturing, and the distribution of internationally known brands. From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Daboub was Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Climate Change and Managing Director of the World Bank Group from 2006 to 2010. From 1992 to 2004, Dr. Daboub held several senior positions within the government of El Salvador, including as Minister of Finance and Chief-of-Staff to the President. Dr. Daboub is currently serving as a board member of K&M Advisors, a finance and technical advisory firm, Tortoise Acquisition Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company in the sustainable energy sector, and Grupo Financiero Ficohsa, S.A., a Central American bank. He is a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
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Werner Geissler

DIRECTOR

Mr. Geissler became an Operating Partner of Advent International, a private equity firm, in 2015. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble until his retirement in January 2015. He joined that company in 1979, and served in various capacities, including President, Northeast Asia, from 2001 to 2004, Group President, Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, from 2004 to 2007, and Vice Chairman, Global Operations, from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Geissler is a director of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. Mr. Geissler is Chair of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and a member of the Audit, Consumer Relationships and Regulation, and Finance Committees.
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Lisa Hook

DIRECTOR

Ms. Hook became Managing Partner of Two Island Partners LLC, a private equity and consulting firm, in 2018. Previously, she served as President & Chief Executive Officer of Neustar, Inc., a global information services company focused on cloud-based workflow solutions for marketing analytics, from 2010 to 2018, as President & Chief Operating Officer from 2008 until 2010, and as a member of its Board from 2010 to 2019. Ms. Hook also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc., a cloud-based voice communications company, from 2006 to 2007. In addition, Ms. Hook held several executive positions at America Online, Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Previously, she was a partner at Brera Capital Partners, a global private equity investment firm, Managing Director of Alpine Capital Group, LLC, an investment banking firm, and an executive at Time Warner, Inc., a media company. Ms. Hook served as a legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and General Counsel of the Cable Group at Viacom International, Inc., a media company. Ms. Hook serves on the board of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., a global leader in banking and payment solutions, Ping Identity Holding Corp., a pioneer in digital identity solutions, Partners Group Holding AG, a global asset management company, and Unisys Corporation, a global information technology company. Ms. Hook served as Senior Independent Director of RELX PLC and RELX NV, providers of information solutions, from 2006 to 2016. Previously, she served as a director of Covad Communications and Time Warner Telecom, Inc. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Ms. Hook is Chair of the Consumer Relationships and Regulation Committee and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
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Jun Makihara

DIRECTOR

Mr. Makihara was employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1981 to 2000, during which time he was a General Partner for six years, working in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo. During his tenure in Tokyo, he was co-head of the Investment Banking Group and the Japanese Equities Group, and also served as co-branch manager. Subsequently, he was Chairman of Neoteny Co., Ltd., a Japanese venture incubator, until 2015. Mr. Makihara is a director of Monex Group, Inc., a financial services company, and Shinsei Bank, Ltd. He is a trustee of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation in Washington, D.C. and a board member of the Japan Society in New York. He also served on the board of RHJ International S.A., a financial services company, from 2005 to 2014. Mr. Makihara is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, and Consumer Relationships and Regulation Committees.
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Kalpana Morparia

DIRECTOR

Ms. Morparia served as CEO, South and South East Asia, J.P. Morgan, until her retirement in February 2021, and CEO of J.P. Morgan India from 2008 to 2016. She was a member of J.P. Morgan’s Asia Pacific Management Committee. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan India, Ms. Morparia served as Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank, India’s second-largest bank, from 2001 to 2007, and the Vice Chair of ICICI’s insurance and asset management business from 2007 to 2008. Ms. Morparia is a director of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. and Hindustan Unilever Limited. Ms. Morparia is Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Consumer Relationships and Regulation, and Finance Committees.
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Lucio A. Noto

Lead Independent Director

Mr. Noto assumed his current position as Managing Partner of Midstream Partners, LLC, a company that invests in liquid natural gas projects, in March 2001. He retired as Vice Chairman of ExxonMobil Corporation in January 2001, a position he had held since the merger of the Exxon and Mobil companies in November 1999. Before the merger, Mr. Noto was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mobil Corporation. Mr. Noto had been employed by Mobil continuously since 1962. Mr. Noto served as a director of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. from 2001 to 2020. He also served on the boards of IBM from 1995 to 2008, Altria Group, Inc. from 1998 to 2008, Shinsei Bank from 2005 to 2008, Commercial International Bank from 2006 to 2009 and RHJ International S.A., a financial services company, from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Noto was the Presiding Director of the Board of Directors of PMI until December 9, 2020. On December 10, 2020, he became Interim Chairman of the Board, following the retirement of our then-Chairman, Louis C. Camilleri. Mr. Noto is chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development, Consumer Relationships and Regulation, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
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Frederik Paulsen

DIRECTOR

Dr. Paulsen has been Chairman of the Ferring Group, a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group, since 1988, having joined that company in 1976. Dr. Paulsen is a member of the boards of MGIMO University in Moscow, Russia, and the Pro Universitate of the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany, and a trustee of the Salk Institute of Biological Research in La Jolla, California, USA. Dr. Paulsen is Chair of the Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committee and a member of the Finance Committee.
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Robert B. Polet

DIRECTOR

Mr. Polet is currently serving as Chairman of Rituals Cosmetics Enterprise B.V., a retail cosmetics company, as well as Chairman of SFMS B.V., a retail consumer staples company, and Chairman of Arica Holding B.V., its parent holding company. He was Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A., an eyewear company, from 2011 to 2017, and President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gucci Group, a luxury fashion house, from 2004 until 2011. Previously, Mr. Polet spent 26 years in the Unilever Group, a multinational consumer goods company, in a variety of executive roles, including President of Unilever’s Worldwide Ice Cream and Frozen Foods division, Chairman of Unilever Malaysia, Chairman of Van den Bergh and Executive Vice President of Unilever’s European Home and Personal Care division. Mr. Polet is director of Safilo Group S.p.A. and the senior independent director of William Grant & Sons Ltd., a premium spirits company. Mr. Polet serves on the Compensation and Leadership Development, Consumer Relationships and Regulation, Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.
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Shlomo Yanai

Director

Mr. Yanai has been serving as Chairman of the Board of Lumenis Ltd., a medical devices company, since 2020. Mr. Yanai has served as Senior Advisor to Moelis & Company, an investment bank, since 2016. From 2006 to 2012, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. Prior to joining Teva, Mr. Yanai was CEO of Adama Ltd. from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Yanai has been a Board member at Amneal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2019, and W.R. Grace and Company, a specialty chemicals company, since 2018. He is also serving as a member of the Advisory Board at CVC Capital Partners, a private equity firm, a position he assumed in 2015. Mr. Yanai has also served as either Chairman of the board or a board member of the following pharmaceutical companies: Cambrex Corp., Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc., PDL BioPharm, Inc., Perrigo plc, and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Yanai was also a member of the Board of Elisra Group, an electronic device company, from 2002 to 2005, and Bank Leumi, Israel’s second-largest bank, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Yanai received Israel’s Medal of Valor in 1973, and served for 32 years with the Israeli Defense Forces in a variety of leadership roles, and retired with the rank of Major General. He is a member of the Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

 

Board independence 

The Board has adopted important standards relating to director independence. You can read more about them, as well as about the Board's roles and responsibilities, in our Corporate Governance Guidelines.

 

Contact the Board

Contact the Board by sending a letter to: 
Lead Independent Director
Board of Directors 
Philip Morris International Inc.
120 Park Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10017-5579
U.S.A.

 

Procedures for handling communications from shareholders and other interested parties

The Corporate Secretary will process all communications about Board matters and forward them to the Lead Independent Director. If they are specific to one Board committee, they will also be sent to the Chair of that committee. 

Communications that relate to ordinary business matters that are outside the scope of the Board’s responsibilities, such as customer complaints, will be sent to the appropriate subsidiary. 

Solicitations, junk mail, and obviously frivolous or inappropriate communications will not be forwarded.

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