Michael A Piker, Vice President Total Rewards & Labor Relations, Philip Morris International 

Michael Piker is Ed’s special guest today. This is a fascinating interview featuring a gentleman who has been a world traveler his whole life and made the decision to join Philip Morris because of the big changes PMI is planning and working to achieve!

We are transforming ourselves to build a #smokefree future. Find out how: https://bit.ly/2oODy1V.  A once in a lifetime–transformation at Philip Morris International (PMI).  A transformation that will impact not only the organization but also the shape of our industry. We’re dedicated to doing something very dramatic – to replacing cigarettes with smoke-free products, to create a smoke-free future. It’s the biggest shift in our history.  And it’s the right one for our consumers, our company, our shareholders, and society.

Global Human Resources (HR) leader.  Co-author of the report Talent Mobility Good Practices – Collaboration at the Core of Driving Economic Growth which was produced in collaboration with the World Economic Forum and presented at the World Economic Forum.

Corporate HR experience spanning Naspers, Lenovo, Syngenta, Alcoa, Cisco.

Consulting HR experience spanning Mercer, Buck Consultants (acquired by Xerox), ORC Worldwide (acquired by Mercer).

Global HR expertise encompassing: Mergers & Acquisitions, Workforce Analytics, Total Rewards, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Talent Mobility, Organisation Design, Learning & Development, HR Operations, HR Business Partner, People Technology, Transformation Catalyst.

Lived and worked in nine countries (China, Singapore, Japan, Brazil, Switzerland, Germany, U.K., Netherlands, U.S.A)

Authored numerous articles and spoken extensively on Global HR topics.

Former Board Member of Worldwide ERC® and Vice Chair – Talent Community.

Graduated with a BA degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a specialty in Asian Studies from Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. Attended the Institute of Management Development (IMD) HR Program in Lausanne, Switzerland.