Mrs. Russo graduated in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil. She joined Unilever as a Trainee in 1989 and worked directly with the brand and category managers supporting them on strategic planning, marketing & sales programs definitions. While doing well at Unilever, she left the company five years later to join Remy Cointreau, where she was CFO Brazil very early in her career and with responsibility for finance, HR, IT, Legal, and Export/Import. In 1996, a former Unilever colleague recommended her to Kraft (at the time, part of PMI). Mrs. Russo joined as FP&A for one of Kraft's BUs. Since then and over twenty years, she has built a highly successful career with Philip Morris.
Mrs. Russo had several enriching experiences within the finance functions, i.e. Treasurer, Controller, Finance Director Brasil, Director Financial Planning Easter Europe, Middle East & Africa, VP Finance LA&C and VP Corporate Audit. She is currently serving as Managing Director for Central America, Dominican Republic and Caribe, responsible for full P&L of this new cluster, with direct presence in nine countries and indirect in the remaining twenty-four. Mrs. Russo is a Brazilian and Italian citizen.
Ana Cristina Russo is a member of the Audit Committee and the Risk and Commercial Committee.