Philip Morris International Inc. announced today that on September 13 its Board of Directors appointed Ms. Victoria Harker, to serve on the Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2024.
What is the industry expertise of Victoria Harker?
Victoria Harker is an experienced U.S. public-company Chief Financial Officer, having served in the role with three different companies, and she has been involved in significant corporate transformations in the consumer, industrial and utility sectors for more than 25 years.
She is a high-energy, action-oriented, strategic executive, who has worked at a significant scale, most recently as Executive Vice President and CFO of TEGNA Inc., a global media and digital communications firm, a position she will step down from effective December 31, 2023.
Prior, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Business Services, of the AES Corporation, a global power company. She has served as a non-executive member of the boards of directors of two large and complex U.S. public firms, Huntington Ingalls Industries and Xylem Inc., since the time of their respective spin-offs.
Additionally, Ms. Harker also serves as the audit committee chair for Huntington Ingalls Industries and as the compensation committee chair for Xylem Inc. She is Vice Chair of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, a member of the University of Virginia Health System Board, and was previously a member of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors.
What does the appointment mean for PMI?
André Calantzopoulos, Philip Morris International’s Executive Chairman, commended Ms. Harker on the appointment, said, “We are delighted to welcome Victoria to the PMI Board.”
“Her extensive finance and business experience will further strengthen and diversify the capabilities of our Board in successfully guiding Philip Morris International through its ambitious and highly promising journey towards a smoke-free future and beyond.”