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Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Corporate Governance

We believe that excellence in corporate governance goes hand-in-hand with delivering business results. We strive for transparency in our governance practices and policies while remaining responsive to our shareholders. We see these as indispensable ingredients in positioning the company for long-term success.

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.

Harold Brown

Director Dr. Brown has been a Counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies since 1992. He was a partner of Warburg Pincus, a leading private equity firm, from 1990 until his retirement in 2007. Previously, he was Chairman of the Foreign Policy Institute at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Dr. Brown is President Emeritus and Life Trustee of the California Institute of Technology and served as Secretary of Defense for the United States from 1977 through 1981. Dr. Brown is a member of the board of directors of Chemical Engineering Partners, Inc., a member of the North American Group of the Trilateral Commission and a Trustee Emeritus of the RAND Corporation. Dr. Brown served as a Director of Altria Group, Inc. from 1983 to April 2003, and again from December 2004 to March 2008. At PMI, Dr. Brown is Chair of the Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committee and a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development and Finance Committees.
Harold Brown

André Calantzopoulos

Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Calantzopoulos became our Chief Executive Officer immediately following our Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 8, 2013. He served as our Chief Operating Officer since our spin-off on March 28, 2008 and until becoming CEO. Mr. Calantzopoulos served as PMI’s President and Chief Executive Officer between 2002 and the date of our spin-off. He joined the company in 1985 and worked extensively across Central Europe, including as Managing Director of PM Poland and President of the EEMA Region.
Andre Calantzopoulos

Louis C. Camilleri

Chairman of the Board Mr. Camilleri is our Chairman, having served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from our spin-off in 2008 until the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Mr. Camilleri remained Chairman and an employee of the company following the 2013 Annual Meeting. He retired effective December 31, 2014 and continues to serve as a non-employee Chairman. Before our spin-off, Mr. Camilleri was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc., positions he had held since 2002. From November 1996 to April 2002, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group, Inc. He had been employed continuously by Altria Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries (including Philip Morris International Inc.) in various capacities since 1978. Mr. Camilleri is a director of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. and Ferrari N.V. He previously served on the Board of Telmex International SAB from December 2009 to April 2011. He was a director of Kraft Foods Inc. from March 2001 to December 2007 and was Kraft’s Chairman from September 2002 to March 2007.

Massimo Ferragamo


Mr. Ferragamo has served as Chairman of Ferragamo USA Inc. since 2000, having previously served as President of that company since 1985. He is also Vice President of the Lungarno Hotel Group and Executive Vice President of the Ferragamo Foundation. Mr. Ferragamo is a director of Ferragamo Finanziaria S.p.A. and served on the board of directors of Yum! Brands, Inc. from 1997 until 2016. Mr. Ferragamo is a member of PMI’s Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
Massimo Ferragamo

Werner Geissler

Director Mr. Geissler became an Operating Partner of Advent International in 2015. He previously served as Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Procter and 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 and Rubber Company. He is Chair of PMI’s Compensation and Leadership Development Committee and a member of the Audit, Finance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Jennifer Li

Director Ms. Li joined Baidu Inc., the largest internet search engine in China and the third-largest independent search engine in the world, in March 2008, as Chief Financial Officer, responsible for a wide range of corporate functions, including Finance, Human Resources, International Operations, Marketing, Communications, and Purchasing. From 1994 to 2008 she held a number of senior finance positions at various General Motors companies in China, Singapore, the United States, and Canada, rising to Chief Financial Officer of GM’s business in China and Financial Controller of the North American Operations for GMAC. Ms. Li is the Chair of PMI’s Audit Committee and a member of the Finance and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

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. 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. from 2005 to 2014. At PMI, Mr. Makihara is Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Audit and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Sergio Marchionne

Director Mr. Marchionne is Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., having become a member of the Board of Directors of a predecessor of that company, Fiat S.p.A., in May 2003. He is also Chairman of Ferrari N.V. and CNH Industrial N.V. Mr. Marchionne has been a member of the Board of SGS S.A. since May 2001, serving as the Chief Executive and Managing Director from 2002 to 2004 and Chairman since March 2006. He is a director of Exor S.p.A., an investment company that, directly or indirectly, holds significant equity investments in Fiat Chrysler and CNH. Mr. Marchionne is a chartered accountant and lawyer who, since the beginning of his career in 1983, has held executive positions at several firms prior to assuming his current positions. He was a member of the Board of Directors of UBS from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Marchionne serves on PMI’s Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Kalpana Morparia

Director Ms. Morparia assumed her current position as CEO South and South East Asia for J.P. Morgan Chase in April 2016, having previously served as CEO of J.P. Morgan India since 2008. She is 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. She is Chair of PMI’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Lucio A. Noto

Director Mr. Noto assumed his current position as Managing Partner of Midstream Partners, LLC 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 is a director of Penske Automotive Group, Inc. 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. from 2011 to 2015. At PMI, Mr. Noto is the Presiding Director, and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

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 a member of PMI’s Finance and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Robert B. Polet

Director Mr. Polet is currently serving as Chairman of Safilo Group S.p.A. He was President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Gucci Group from 2004 until March 2011. Previously, Mr. Polet spent 26 years in the Unilever Group 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. He is a director of William Grant & Sons Limited and Arica Holding B.V. and the chairman of Rituals B.V. Mr. Polet serves on PMI’s Compensation and Leadership Development, Finance, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Product Innovation and Regulatory Affairs Committees.

Stephen M. Wolf

Director Mr. Wolf has been Managing Partner of Alpilles, LLC since April 2003. Previously, he was Chairman of US Airways Group from November 2001 to April 2003, and Chief Executive Officer of US Airways, Inc. from January 1996 to November 1998. Prior to joining US Airways, he had served since August 1994 as senior advisor in the investment banking firm of Lazard Frères & Co., LLC. From 1987 to July 1994, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UAL Corporation and United Air Lines, Inc. Mr. Wolf is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Trilantic Capital Partners and a director of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. He served as Chairman of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company from 2004 to 2014. From 1993 to 2008, Mr. Wolf served as a director of Altria Group, Inc. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the Brookings Institute. At PMI, Mr. Wolf is a member of the Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development, 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 our Presiding Director: 
Presiding Director
Board of Directors 
Philip Morris International Inc.
120 Park Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10017-5579

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 Presiding 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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