dsm-firmenich is pleased to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Butstraen as the new President of its Perfumery & Beauty business. Emmanuel, will assume this role from July 1, 2023 after a full handover from Ilaria Resta, while retaining his role as Chief Integration Officer.
Since May 2022, Emmanuel has been instrumental in the success of the dsm-firmenich merger, and thanks to his efforts, all integration planning activities have been set up for execution across the organization. Supported by a top-level team in the company's integration management office, Emmanuel will continue to oversee the integration while assuming the role of global leader in Fragrances and Beauty.
Prior to his appointment as Chief Integration Officer, Emmanuel had been President of Taste & Beyond at Firmenich since 2018. Under his leadership, the company has undergone a transformational journey, becoming a global partner of choice for innovation. He also brings extensive experience in the personal care sector, having previously served as President of Solvay's Novecare global business unit. Prior to this, he spent 17 years at BASF, where he held the position of Strategic Vice President, Agricultural Products Division. Emmanuel holds a degree in agricultural engineering and an MBA from the University of Lille, France.
With the arrival of Emmanuel, dsm-firmenich will bid farewell to Ilaria Resta, who will leave the company on July 1 to take up a CEO position with a prestigious watchmaking company. An extensive transfer process has begun, and the company expresses its gratitude for her contributions and wishes her every success.
Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, joint managing directors of dsm-firmenich, commented on the event: " We are delighted to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Butstraen as President of our Fragrance & Beauty business. His deep understanding of our customers and exceptional leadership skills have delivered outstanding results. With his in-depth consumer knowledge and passion for fragrance, personal care and innovation, Emmanuel will strengthen dsm-firmenich's position as the partner of choice for our customers, enabling them to enhance and strengthen their brands. ".
In his new role as President of Perfumery & Beauty, Emmanuel will report to Co-CEO Dimitri de Vreeze.