AmCham HR Committee meeting with special guest Phillip Morris CEO on September 23

  • September 15, 2015
Our regular committee meeting scheduled for September will host Aleksandra Samulewicz, Managing Director, Philip Morris Hungary Ltd.


  • Topic: Extreme Human Resource Management - managing in the times of extreme change, extreme adversity when "human" resources can be the only source of competitive advantage, if you do it right
  • Moderator: Róbert Dobay, Menedzsmentor
  • Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Location: AmCham office (1051 Budapest, Szent István tér 11.)


We are excited to announce that we are launching a new mini-series for the committee meetings, the so-called Legal Snapshots. As several committee members expressed interest in this area, starting in September we will cover one legal topic in approx. 10 minutes, to share with you the hottest updates and good-to-know necessities! The first Legal Snapshot will be on Data Protection hosted by Dr. Kozma Zoltán, Counsel from Horváth & Partners DLA Piper.

About our special guest:

Aleksandra Samulewicz studied English Literature at Gdansk University, holds a diploma from Warsaw School of Business Management and Marketing and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

She has started her professional career in the Marketing department of Procter & Gamble in Poland and joined Philip Morris in 1996 as a spokesperson of the company, later moving to Switzerland with public relations responsibility for Eastern Europe Region.  She continued her career in Philip Morris International Operating Center in Lausanne in roles of increasing responsibility and international scope in the area of Research and Development contributing to the development of PMIs reduced risk products.  Innovation process management is her specialty and she is a co-inventor and patent holder of one of the PMI future product platforms.

In 2011 Aleksandra returned to the commercial side of the business as Sales Director for Philip Morris Poland contributing to strong business growth of that affiliate and being recognized as Poland’s top 10 “raising starts” women in business by a reputable Rzeczpospolita daily in 2012. In 2013 assumed current responsibility of Managing Director Philip Morris Hungary. She is leading the organization of 400 people in a very turbulent environment always sticking to her motto that “the leader’s role is to protect the organization”.

Aleksandra is married with 2 teenage sons and dedicates her free time to exploring Budapest with a particular focus on her two passions: great food and design.

Please RSVP to the Committee meeting by September 18 at