The Index initiative is convened, funded, and overseen by the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World. The Foundation is responsible for overall strategic direction and governance in line with its bylaws and strategic plan.
Euromonitor International is responsible for Index process design, research and analysis, and reporting. The Index Advisory Panel provides independent, non-technical insight and non-binding advice on the evolution of the index with regard to its value as a tool to assist stakeholders in monitoring, evaluating, and incentivizing tobacco company behavior, including actions that demonstrate commitment to credible pathways and relative progress toward tobacco harm reduction. The Technical Committee provides advice and insight to guide the development of the Index methodology in the areas of metrics and assessment criteria, determination of weightings at the indicator, sub-category, and category levels, and technical consistency with stated goals.
Index Program Officer
David Janazzo leads the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World’s efforts to transform the global tobacco industry and nicotine ecosystem to end smoking in this generation. The Foundation’s first action in this area has been the creation of the Tobacco Transformation Index ™. In his capacity as EVP Operations and Finance / Chief Financial Officer, David oversees the internal operations and the financial functions of the Foundation, including accounting and auditing, as well as financial planning, analysis, and reporting. In addition, he directs independent research and data analysis associated with relevant industry issues.
David’s extensive work experience includes positions with Fortune 100 companies. Formerly, he was a fundamental stock analyst at Merrill Lynch, where he covered US telecommunications services. At Time Warner Cable, David was a Senior Director in treasury, pension, and investments, as well as in financial planning and analysis at Time Warner Cable. Earlier in his career, David was the Director of Investor Relations at Verizon and held technical and management positions at AT&T.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from the Wharton School of Business, a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut.
The Index Advisory Panel, as defined by its Charter, provides independent, non-technical insight and non-binding advice on the evolution of the Index with regard to its value as a tool to assist stakeholders in monitoring, evaluating, and incentivizing tobacco company behavior, including actions that demonstrate commitment to credible pathways and relative progress toward tobacco harm reduction. The Panel operates independently from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World and without any industry involvement. It serves strictly in an advisory capacity. The Panel does not have any formal decision-making authority other than adopting positions and making recommendations to the Foundation and the Index development team. At the end of each Index cycle, the Panel delivers a statement for publication on the Index website.
The Index Technical Committee provides advice and insight to guide the development of a robust Tobacco Transformation Index methodology in the areas of metrics and assessment criteria, determination of weightings at the individual indicator, sub-category, and category levels, and technical consistency with stated goals. The Technical Committee collaborates with the Index team and works in concert with the Advisory Panel in advancing the Index program through its release cycles.
Research Partner – Euromonitor International
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