Mr. Pellegrini is a seasoned international business executive with 25 years of international management and leadership experience with Philip Morris International in numerous European and Asian countries. He served from 2003 to 2015 as Philip Morris International’s President of Asia, where he spearheaded PMI’s expansion, completing three major acquisitions/mergers while leading the most innovative new product launch ever in the tobacco industry. He is well versed in marketing, sales, finance and M&A, and is noted for his ability to create highly effective teams.
Previously, Mr. Pellegrini led PMI divisions in four countries, as Managing Director of Philip Morris Italy, Phillip Morris France, Philip Morris Spain and Philip Morris Portugal. He was Marketing Director Italy, Business Development Manager for Philip Morris International, and began his tenure at PMI in 1991 as Brand Manager.
Mr. Pellegrini received his MBA, Advertising and Marketing Communication, from MasterPublitalia and his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Università Bocconi, both in Milan, Italy. He resides in Hong Kong and speaks four languages in addition to his native Italian – English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.