Cigarette maker Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. will have a new president starting May 1, taking the reins from Chris Nelson who is retiring effective on the same date.
In an emailed statement, the company said Nelson will be succeeded by Paul Riley, another company veteran, as PMFTC president.
“Chris has long expressed his desire to retire after 10 years in the Philippines with PMPMI (Philip Morris Philippines Manufacturing) and PMFTC and more than 27 years in Philip Morris International,” the PMFTC statement read.
Nelson is a 32-year veteran in the tobacco industry. He will be retiring in the Philippines.
Riley joined Philip Morris in Australia in 1988 and “assumed roles of increasing responsibility” in Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan and recently as managing director of the PMI affiliate in the Republic of Serbia, Montenegro and Central Europe South.