Mr. de Wilde joined Philip Morris International in 1992 as Brand Manager L&M for Philip Morris Belgium. In 1996 he became Marketing Director for Philip Morris Spain S.L. and four years later Sales Director of Spain. He was then named Managing Director of Philip Morris Greece, where he led the acquisition and integration of the Papastratos Cigarette Manufacturing Company. In 2005 Mr. de Wilde became Managing Director of PMI’s affiliate in Italy, and from January 2008 until the end of June 2011, he held the position of President, Philip Morris Japan KK. In July 2011 Mr. de Wilde became Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales.Prior to joining PMI, Mr. de Wilde worked at Colgate Palmolive, Belgium from 1991 to 1992 as Regional Sales Manager.Mr. de Wilde holds a degree in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and a master degree in management from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.