#BAF2019: Global Vice President of Partnerships and Cooperation Philip Morris International confirmed as a speaker

Livio Vanghetti has been appointed Vice President for Global Partnerships and Cooperation in 2019, and before that, he also had a lot of experience in international relations with the Philip Morris company. Right now he is fully focusing on the transformation of the business with the new purpose of designing a smoke free future, replacing cigarettes with reduced risk products.

Livio was born in Rome, on Oct 13th 1960. He has a law degree from Universita’ di Roma La Sapienza, and worked as a journalist for almost ten years, covering in the Middle East and Iraq, then shifted to international and domestic political and economic affairs. Livio joined the private sector in 1998 in Philip Morris, then he moved to Lottomatica, the market leader in payment services, with the position of Vice President for Marketing and Communication.

He returned to Philip Morris Italy as General Director in 2005, accountable for Sales Distribution. From 2007 until 2009, Livio was General Manager for Philip Morris in the Slovak Republic. From February 2009 up until March 2014, Livio has headed Corporate Affairs for Philip Morris for the European Union Region. And from 2014 to 2017 he lead the Corporate Affairs department as Vice President Corporate Affairs for Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and Duty Free, where he was also accountable for the business in Israel. Since March this year, he has been appointed Vice President for Global Partnerships and Cooperation.

Exchange of experiences between Brazil and Africa

Forum Brasil Africa 2019 – Food Security: path to economic growth is one of the most important events for the strengthening of relations between Brazil and the African continent. Around 300 representatives from governments, business, academics and potential investors will exchange experiences, discuss value opportunities and promote knowledge. The Forum will be held on November 12 and 13 at the Sheraton WTC in São Paulo, Brazil. More information on the sitehttps://forumbrazilafrica.com.