Jennifer Motles

Jennifer Motles

Company: Philip Morris International

Job title: Chief Sustainability Officer


Jennifer is an International and Human Rights lawyer and Chief Sustainability Officer for Philip Morris International (PMI). Ms. Motles joined the company in 2015 and helped craft PMI’s sustainability strategy, ensuring it was intrinsically linked to the adoption of the company’s vision of delivering a smoke-free future. Since then, she has helped advance PMI’s transformation, honing the company’s sustainability and ESG performance.

Since Jennifer assumed the role of CSO in 2020, PMI has been recognized as a sustainability leader by multiple leading organizations in the ESG space, including, notably, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). It was also named one of just 10 companies worldwide to receive CDP’s prestigious “triple-A” score for its efforts to combat climate change, protect forests, and ensure water security.

Ms. Motles began her career working for the Chilean Office of Drugs & Crime Prevention and Prosecution. She gained international experience working for organizations such as UNCITRAL, UNODC’s Terrorism Prevention Branch, and the UNCTAD/WTO’s International Trade Center. Prior to joining PMI, Jennifer worked for the government of Israel, representing the country as its Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs Officer at the United Nations and other international organizations.

She holds a JD degree from Universidad de Chile—Escuela de Derecho, and an LLM degree from University of California, Berkeley School of Law, as well as specialized diplomas in Women’s Human Rights, Behavioral Economics, Sustainability, Sustainable Finance, and Political Affairs from IHEID, Harvard Business School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Stanford University.