Vice President, Strategic & Scientific Communications
Philip Morris International
Vice President, Strategic & Scientific Communications,
Philip Morris International (PMI)
Dr. Moira Gilchrist is PMI’s Vice President, Strategic & Scientific Communications, leading a team whose job it is to translate the robust science behind the company’s smoke-free alternatives into information policymakers and the public can easily understand. She regularly engages with public health authorities, media and decision-makers around the world, demonstrating the science behind smoke-free technologies for those adults who would otherwise continue smoking. In short, she plays a vital role in PMI’s journey towards a better, smoke-free future.
Prior to her current role, Dr Gilchrist held several positions within PMI, including leading the Reduced-Risk Products Corporate Affairs team, serving as director of Scientific Engagement within the R&D function, and working in both product development and commercialization. Before joining PMI in 2006, Dr Gilchrist worked in the pharmaceutical sector for more than a decade. She was a principal consultant within PwC’s and IBM’s pharmaceutical industry consulting groups and held positions within both industry and nonprofit organizations as a developer of drug formulations.
Dr Gilchrist holds a degree in Pharmacy and a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, both from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.