Dinyar (Dinny) Devitre is an international business executive who has held leadership positions over a 45-year period in the consumer products and financial services industries in Asia, Australia, Japan, Europe, and the U.S. Mr. Devitre held several senior operating positions with Philip Morris Inc. and then with Altria Group Inc. where he had a 35-year career. He was Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Altria Group Inc., a role he held from 2002 to 2008 before retiring from the Company. Between 1998 and 2001, Mr. Devitre was Executive Vice President and Group Head of Citibank’s Global Consumer Bank for Europe, Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
He recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of Altria Group, Inc., where he was Chairman of the Finance Committee from 2008-2022 and the Board of IHS Markit Ltd where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2012-2022. Prior Board appointments included Kraft Foods Inc. from 2002-2007, Western Union Inc. from 2006-2015, and SABMiller from 2007-2016. He was also a Special Advisor to General Atlantic from 2008 to 2016.
He has served on the Boards of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from 2002-2010 and the Asia Society from 2002-2012.
Born in Jamshedpur, India, Mr. Devitre earned a B.A. (Hons) Degree at St. Joseph’s College in Darjeeling, India, and a M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad.