Discover the leadership team at Philip Morris International
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André Calantzopoulos

Chief Executive Officer

MR. calantzopoulos WAS appointed Chief executive officer in may 2013.

Mr. Calantzopoulos was named Chief Executive Officer and was elected to the Board of Directors on May 8, 2013. He served as Chief Operating Officer from our spin-off on March 28, 2008 to May 8, 2013. Mr. Calantzopoulos was PMI’s President and Chief Executive Officer between 2002 and the date of 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.
André Calantzopoulos, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Massimo Andolina

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Mr. Andolina became senior vice president, operations in january 2018.

Mr. Andolina joined Philip Morris in Lausanne in 2008 as Director, Operations Planning. He became Vice President, Operations of the Latin America & Canada Region in 2011, and moved to oversee our European Union Region’s operations two years later. In 2016 Mr. Andolina was appointed Vice President, PMI Business Transformation.
Prior to joining PMI, Mr. Andolina held a variety of international positions in strategic marketing and general management for Tetra Pak International and in operations for R.J. Reynolds International.
Mr. Andolina holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy and an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Drago Azinovic

PRESIDENT, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA & PMI DUTY FREE

Mr. Azinovic Became President, Middle East & Africa & PMI Duty Free in January 2018.

Mr. Azinovic joined Philip Morris Asia Limited in March 2009 as Vice President of Marketing and Sales for Philip Morris International’s Asia Region. He became President of Philip Morris Japan in July 2011, a position he held until July 31, 2012, when he was named President of the European Union Region. In July 2015 he became President, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa and PMI Duty Free. From 1997 until 2009 Mr. Azinovic held a variety of positions at Altadis and, after the acquisition of Altadis in 2008, at Imperial Tobacco. Previously, Mr. Azinovic had worked at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Azinovic received a law degree from the University of Alcalá in Spain and an MBA from Saint Louis University in Missouri (USA).

Drago Azinovic, PRESIDENT EASTERN EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA REGION AND PMI DUTY FREE

Werner Barth

Senior Vice President, Commercial

Mr. Barth became Senior Vice President, commercial in january 2018.

Mr. Barth joined PMI in 1990 as a Marketing Trainee at Philip Morris Germany. From 1992 until 2002 he held positions in marketing, product management, brand supervision, and group management. In 2002 Mr. Barth became Marketing Director for Philip Morris Spain and two years later Sales Director for Philip Morris Germany. He was then appointed Managing Director, Philip Morris Benelux. In 2011 Mr. Barth became Managing Director, Philip Morris Germany. He was appointed Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales in 2015, a position he held until his current appointment. 
Mr. Barth holds a degree in economics from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

Werner Barth, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT MARKETING & SALES

Charles Bendotti

Senior Vice President, People & Culture

Mr. BENDOTTI Became Senior Vice President, people & culture in JANUARY 2018.

Mr. Bendotti joined Philip Morris International in Lausanne in 1999 as Business Analyst. From 2000 until 2006, he served in various cross-functional roles in Marketing & Sales and Business Development in different markets of the Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America & Canada Regions. Mr. Bendotti then became Managing Director, Ecuador & Bolivia, followed by his appointment as Vice President, Human Resources for the Latin America & Canada Region in 2008. In 2012 he was named Vice President, Human Resources Asia, a position he held until December 2016, and then Senior Vice President, Human Resources.
Mr. Bendotti holds a master’s degree in international relations, economy, and law from the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.
Charles Bendotti

Patrick Brunel

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Brunel was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in October 2011.

Mr. Brunel became Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in October 2011 and is responsible for PMI’s worldwide Information Services organization.
Mr. Brunel joined Philip Morris International’s Finance Department in 1992 as a financial analyst. Over the following years he held a number of management positions in finance and information systems at various affiliates across the Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (EEMA), and European Union regions. From 2007 until the end of September 2011 he served as Director of Finance, Administration, and Information Systems for PMI’s affiliates in Russia.
Prior to joining Philip Morris International, Mr. Brunel worked for Horus Informatique and I.D. Partners as an external information-services consultant, developing finance systems for Philip Morris International’s EEMA Region.
Mr. Brunel holds a master’s degree in science from the University of Paris VII.
 
Patrick Brunel, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

Frank de Rooij

VICE PRESIDENT TREASURY AND CORPORATE FINANCE

MR. DE ROOIJ WAS NAMED VICE PRESIDENT TREASURY AND CORPORATE FINANCE IN DECEMBER 2016.

Mr. de Rooij joined Philip Morris Holland in 1987 as Assistant Treasurer. From 1994 to 1998 he served as Assistant Cash Manager at the European Treasury Center of Philip Morris Companies in Zug, Switzerland. Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. de Rooij worked as Regional Treasurer for the Philip Morris Eastern European region. He then held various positions in PMI’s Group Treasury from 2002 to 2013, before he became Director Treasury and Corporate Finance. In December 2016, Mr. de Rooij was appointed Vice President Treasury and Corporate Finance.
Mr. de Rooij holds a degree in business economics of the University of Breda (H.E.A.O.), The Netherlands.
Frank de Rooij

Frederic de Wilde

President, European Union Region

Mr. de Wilde became President, European Union Region in July 2015.

Mr. de Wilde joined Philip Morris International in 1992 as Brand Manager L&M for Philip Morris Belgium. In 1996 he became Marketing Director for Philip Morris Spain S.L. and four years later Sales Director of Spain. He was then named Managing Director of Philip Morris Greece, where he led the acquisition and integration of the Papastratos Cigarette Manufacturing Company. In 2005 Mr. de Wilde became Managing Director of PMI’s affiliate in Italy, and from January 2008 until the end of June 2011, he held the position of President, Philip Morris Japan KK. In July 2011 Mr. de Wilde became Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales.
Prior to joining PMI, Mr. de Wilde worked at Colgate Palmolive, Belgium from 1991 to 1992 as Regional Sales Manager.
Mr. de Wilde holds a degree in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a master degree in management from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Frederic de Wilde, PRESIDENT EUROPEAN UNION REGION

Marc S. Firestone

President, External Affairs and General Counsel

Mr. Firestone became president, external affairs and general counsel in january 2018.

Mr. Firestone held positions from 1988 to 2003 in the law departments of Philip Morris Companies Inc. and Philip Morris International Inc. Mr. Firestone is cofounder and chairman of the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession; adjunct professor of law at New York Law School; a frequent speaker on international antitrust law, diversity, and in-house legal practice; and a recipient of the Director’s Roundtable Distinguished General Counsel award. From 2012 until his current appointment, Mr. Firestone served as PMI’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Mr. Firestone was previously Executive Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs and General Counsel of Kraft Foods Inc., where he served since 2003. 
Mr. Firestone began his legal career as an attorney at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. He received a BA, magna cum laude, in romance languages and philosophy from Washington & Lee University and a JD, magna cum laude, from Tulane University School of Law.

Marc S. Firestone, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

Paul Janelle

Vice President, Corporate Planning & Business Development

MR. JANELLE became VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE PLANNING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN DECEMBER 2016.

Mr. Janelle joined Philip Morris International in 1991 as a Finance Trainee. Over the following two decades, he served in a variety of roles in Finance in Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. He was appointed Vice President, Finance Asia in 2011, before being named President Director of Sampoerna, PMI’s affiliate in Indonesia, in 2012. Mr. Janelle held this position until November 2016.
Mr. Janelle received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Ottawa and a master’s degree in business administration and finance from Webster University Geneva.

Paul Janelle, VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE PLANNING & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Stacey Kennedy

PRESIDENT, SOUTH & SOUTHEAST ASIA REGION

Ms. Kennedy became president, south & southeast asia region in january 2018.

Ms. Kennedy began her career with Philip Morris USA in 1995 as a Territory Sales Manager. She held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in the sales organization, until becoming Vice President Sales, Southeast Region in Atlanta in 2006. In 2010 Ms. Kennedy joined PMI’s Operations Center in Lausanne as Vice President, Sales Strategy, and in April 2013 Area Vice President, Southeast Europe. Ms. Kennedy served as Managing Director for Germany, Austria, Croatia, and Slovenia from 2015 until her current appointment.
Ms. Kennedy received a bachelor degree in sociology and cultural anthropology from Randolph College in the United States, and an Executive MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Martin King

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. King became Chief financial officer in january 2018.

Mr. King joined Philip Morris International in 2003 as Managing Director of Tabaqueira SA, PMI’s Portuguese subsidiary. He was then named Managing Director, Philip Morris Management Co. Ltd in Beijing. Following Philip Morris Indonesia’s acquisition of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk in May 2005, he served as President Director of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk until April 2009. Mr. King was appointed Senior Vice President, Operations in April 2009, and President, Latin America & Canada Region in February 2014. Between 2015 and 2017, he held the position of President, Asia Region.
Prior to joining PMI, Mr. King served in various positions within Philip Morris USA between 1991 and 2003.
A graduate of Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in government, Mr. King also holds an MBA from the Darden School, University of Virginia.

Martin King, PRESIDENT ASIA REGION

Andreas Kurali

Vice President and Controller

Mr. Kurali became Vice President and Controller in March 2015.

Mr. Kurali joined Philip Morris Germany in September 1993 as finance trainee and served in subsequent years at our German affiliate in various finance roles with increasing responsibilities, including planning and budgeting, fiscal affairs, accounting and reporting, treasury, and tax. In early 2003 he became Director, Finance and Information Systems for our Worldwide Duty Free business, based in Switzerland, followed by an assignment in our Latin American Region as Director Finance, Mexico from 2005 to 2008. Subsequently, Mr. Kurali was appointed Vice President, Finance for our Latin America & Canada Region, a position he held until 2012 before transferring as Vice President, Finance to our Asia Region where he worked until 2014. 
Mr. Kurali holds a degree in business administration as Diplom Kaufmann from the University of Mannheim, Germany.
Andreas Kurali, VICE PRESIDENT AND CONTROLLER

Marco Mariotti

PRESIDENT, EASTERN EUROPE REGION

Mr. Mariotti became President, Eastern europe region in january 2018.

Since joining PMI in 1997, Mr. Mariotti has held numerous leadership roles in Argentina and across Europe. He started in business development for the European Union Region and moved to Italy in 2001 as Director, Finance and then Director, Corporate Affairs. In 2005, Mr. Mariotti became Managing Director, Argentina, followed by his appointment as Managing Director, Italy in 2008. In 2010 Mr. Mariotti was named President, Russia & Belarus and became Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs in 2015.
Before joining PMI, Mr. Mariotti worked in the financial sector in Switzerland. 
Mr. Mariotti studied economics in Lausanne, Switzerland, and holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Marco Mariotti, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Mario Masseroli

PRESIDENT, LATIN AMERICA & CANADA REGION

Mr. Masseroli became President, Latin America & Canada Region in July 2018. 

Mr. Masseroli joined Philip Morris Argentina in 1998 and served in a variety of roles in Argentina, Switzerland and New York. He was named Managing Director, Guatemala in 2006, followed by his appointment as Director, Corporate Affairs for PMI Spain in 2007. Mr. Masseroli was named Vice President, Corporate Affairs Latin America & Canada in 2009. He then went on to become Managing Director Spain and Canary Islands in 2012, adding responsibility for Portugal in April 2016, a position he held until his current appointment. 
Mr. Masseroli received a bachelor’s degree from the Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and master’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Jacek Olczak

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Olczak became Chief operating Officer in January 2018.

Mr. Olczak joined Philip Morris Polska in 1993 as Manager, Finance and Administration. After serving as Manager, Internal Controls in 1995 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Mr. Olczak returned to Poland in 1996 where he held various positions in finance, sales, and operations. Between 2002 and 2006, Mr. Olczak worked extensively across Central Europe and the Baltic States, and in 2004 was appointed Managing Director, Poland & Baltic States. In October 2006, he became Managing Director, Germany & Austria, and from April 2009 until July 2012, he served as President of PMI’s European Union Region, responsible for managing our operations. From August 2012 until his current appointment, Mr. Olczak held the role of Chief Financial Officer. 
Prior to joining PMI, Mr. Olczak worked for BDO Binder Sp. z o.o. in London and Warsaw. 
Mr. Olczak holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Lodz, Poland.

Jacek Olczak, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Paul Riley

PRESIDENT, EAST ASIA & AUSTRALIA REGION

Mr. Riley became president, East asia & australia region in january 2018.

Mr. Riley joined Philip Morris Australia in 1988. Over the following two decades, he held a number of positions in Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan, before being named Managing Director, Serbia & Montenegro in 2010. Mr. Riley returned to Asia in 2013, when he became President of Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation in the Philippines. He was appointed President of Philip Morris Japan in 2015.
Mr. Riley holds a degree in technology innovation and services management from the Royal Melbourne Institute, and is a graduate of Harvard Business School.

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Marian Salzman

Senior Vice President, Communications

Ms. Salzman became Senior Vice president, communications in april 2018.

Prior to joining Philip Morris International, Ms. Salzman headed Havas PR North America since 2009. She first held the position of President and then became Havas PR’s Chief Executive Officer in 2011. She co-created and chaired the Global Collective, the Havas PR operation across several continents. Ms. Salzman was Chief Marketing Officer at PR firm Porter Novelli from 2008 to 2009, CMO at JWT Worldwide from 2005 to 2008, and Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Euro RSCG Worldwide (Havas) from 2001 to 2004. In the early 1990s, she co-founded CyberDialogue, where she pioneered the use of online focus groups for social research.
Ms. Salzman holds a degree in sociology and graduated with honors from Brown University.

 



Marian Salzman

Jaime Suarez

Chief Digital Officer

Mr. Suarez became chief digital officer in january 2018.

Mr. Suarez joined Philip Morris Mexico in 1999 as Business Planning Analyst. From 2001 until 2015, Mr. Suarez served in roles of increasing responsibility in a variety of areas, from business development to trade marketing and, more recently, sales, in the Latin America & Canada Region, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, and Switzerland. In 2015 Mr. Suarez was appointed Vice President, Consumer Channel Strategy & Event Marketing, and became Vice President, Digital Strategy Reduced-Risk Products in 2016. 
Mr. Suarez holds a degree in economics from the Ibero-American University in Mexico City.

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Jerry Whitson

Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Mr. Whitson was appointed Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in January 2011.

Mr. Whitson joined PMI in September 2010 as Vice President and Deputy Corporate Secretary. Before joining the company, Mr. Whitson was a Senior Partner at the law firm of Hunton & Williams LLP, where he served for 30 years, lastly as the head of the firm’s Business Practice Group and as a member of its Executive Committee. During his tenure with Hunton & Williams LLP he advised leading multinational corporations on U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions, corporate governance, and SEC matters. Mr. Whitson has in-depth knowledge of the tobacco and consumer-products industries, having served as outside corporate counsel to our former parent, Altria, for 25 years, including representing that company and its subsidiaries in the acquisitions of Jacobs Suchard, Nabisco, and UST, the Kraft IPO and spin-off, and the spin-off of Philip Morris International.
A member of the New York and Virginia bars, Mr. Whitson earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Jerry Whitson, DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY

Miroslaw Zielinski

President, Science & Innovation

Mr. Zielinski became President, science & Innovation in january 2018.

Mr. Zielinski joined Philip Morris International as a merchandiser in 1991 in his native Poland. He progressed through a number of senior sales and marketing positions at Philip Morris Polska before moving to Kiev, where he was appointed Managing Director of PMI’s Ukrainian affiliate in 1999. In 2002 he became Managing Director, Worldwide Duty Free and served as President, Latin America & Canada from April 2003 until March 2010, when he was named President, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa Region and PMI Duty Free. In July 2015 Mr. Zielinski was appointed President, Reduced-Risk Products. 
Mr. Zielinski has a master’s degree in economy and foreign trade from the Warsaw School of Statistics and Economics.

Miroslaw Zielinski, PRESIDENT REDUCED-RISK PRODUCTS
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