Since 1993, Markus Essing has been with Philip Morris and since then he has held numerous responsible positions at home and abroad, including Sales Director in Germany and Managing Director in Benelux. Since the beginning of 2018, he is Managing Director for Philip Morris Germany.
He is the driver of the biggest transformation in the history of Philip Morris International: The company wants to be far more than a leading cigarette company and pursues the vision of a smoke-free future. Since June 2016, the tobacco company wants to replace the conventional cigarette in Germany by heat-not-burn products. Markus goal is to sustainably change the behaviour of adult cigarette smokers in Germany together with the entire company in order to bring Germany closer to a smoke-free future.