André Calantzopoulos

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André Calantzopoulos was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board of Philip Morris International in May 2021.1 He had previously been Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since May 2013, taking over from Louis C. Camilleri.2. He was successed as CEO by Jacek Olczak.

Calantzopoulos joined the company in 1985, becoming Chief Operating Officer for PMI when it spun off from Altria in 2008.3


Calantzopoulos was formerly on the advisory board of the American European Community Association (AECA).45 The AECA has 67 company members including British American Tobacco, Imperial Tobacco, Japan Tobacco International and Philip Morris, and the advisory board is comprised of individuals from business and politics.6

Calantzopoulos was a Board member of SMPM International, a joint venture between PMI and Swedish Match which was established in 2009 to commercialise the smokeless tobacco product, snus, outside of Scandinavia and the United States. This joint venture was dissolved in 2015.7

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  2. Philip Morris International, News release: Philip Morris International Inc (PMI) Announces Leadership Succession Plan, EuroNext, 13 March 2013, accessed March 2013
  3. Philip Morris International, Who we are: Our leadership Team, Philip Morris International website, accessed February 2017
  4. AECA, AECA advisory board, Web archived 23 November 2009, accessed February 2017
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  7. Swedish Match, Swedish Match and Philip Morris International to dissolve smokeless joint venture, Press Release, 16 July 2015, accessed February 2017