Philip Morris brings in a new MD for Malaysia and Singapore

( – Philip Morris International has a new Managing Director for Philip Morris Malaysia (PPM) and Singapore effective 1 October 2016 by bringing in Kang TaeKoo (TK).

TK started his career at Philip Morris Korea in 1998, he crossed rapidly over several positions and was appointed General Manager Indochina in 2007 and later to be the Director of Sales and Distribution Korea in 2011.Before Malaysia, he was the Area Vice President Eastern Russia where he achieved outstanding results.

TK is a leading expert in Sales & Marketing and is savvy in managing organizations across diverse cultures. He will be responsible for the strategic growth of PMM’s business in the current challenging regulatory and business environment in the industry.

“I am excited to be back in Asia and more so, to have this opportunity to live and work in Malaysia. Together with my team, I am looking forward to further growing our business here in Malaysia and to continue delivering quality, value and innovation to meet the evolving needs of our consumers. In view of some of the challenges,” said TK.

He studied at the Copenhagen International School and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Yonsei University in Seoul.

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