Author: Stacey Kennedy
Stacey took over the position of President, South and South East Asia on 1st January 2018. Based in Hong Kong, she is currently responsible for the full spectrum of PMI’s operations in more than 12 markets including India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, and for over 15,000 permanent employees in the region. Stacey is a long-standing Philip Morris employee and has worked across many divisions of the company in the U.S. and Europe. She joined Philip Morris USA in 1995, and by 2002 was named Director of Trade Marketing for Philip Morris International, based at the company’s Operating Center in Lausanne, Switzerland. In March 2006, she was promoted to Vice President, Southeast Region Sales for Philip Morris USA where she served on the company’s leadership team. This led to her promotion to Vice President, Sales Strategy for Philip Morris International in January 2011. In this global role, Stacey, spearheaded the strategic direction for a new consumer-centric commercial model. Prior to her current position, Stacey was Managing Director of Philip Morris Germany, Austria, Croatia and Slovenia, this high-profile role also gave her responsibility for two Philip Morris manufacturing facilities. Stacey received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and cultural anthropology from Randolph College in the United States, and an Executive MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Stacey resides in Hong Kong with her husband, Ulrich, and her 9-year old twin daughters, Kaitlin and Madison.