Mr. Olczak has served as PMI’s Chief Operating Officer since January 2018 and will become CEO effective May 2021. In his current role, Mr. Olczak has played an instrumental role in the company’s transformation to deliver a smoke-free future, overseeing the development and global deployment of key strategies across PMI’s Regions and markets. He joined Philip Morris Polska in 1993 as Manager, Finance and Administration. After serving as Manager, Internal Controls in 1995 in Lausanne, Switzerland, Mr. Olczak returned to Poland in 1996 where he held various positions in finance, sales, and operations. Between 2002 and 2006, Mr. Olczak worked extensively across Central Europe and the Baltic States, and in 2004 was appointed Managing Director, Poland & Baltic States.
In October 2006, he became Managing Director, Germany & Austria, and from April 2009 until July 2012, he served as President of PMI’s European Union Region, responsible for managing the region’s operations. From August 2012 until his current appointment, Mr. Olczak held the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PMI, Mr. Olczak worked for BDO Binder Sp. z o.o. in London and Warsaw. Mr. Olczak holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Lodz, Poland.