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Firmenich: new management for the integrated fragrance and ingredients organization

Firmenich, has appointed new leadership for its integrated Perfumery & Ingredients organization, naming current Perfumery Director llaria Resta as President, while Amaury Roquette will take on the role of Senior Vice President, Ingredients. The Perfumery & Ingredients business closely integrates the company's palette of innovative ingredients with its Fragrance activities, offering customers significant added value. A key player in the market, the Group's Perfumery & Ingredients business has the widest range of ingredients in the sector, from synthetic to natural, and from renewable to biodegradable.

The size, depth, scope and innovation of our Fragrance & Ingredients business brings us significant competitive advantage and market-changing value for our customers. I am also delighted to welcome llaria and Amaury to their respective new roles within the organization. " said Gilbert Ghostine, Chief Executive Officer, Firmenich. llaria has successfully led the transformation of our Perfumery business since joining three years ago, and has pioneered a wide range of innovations to take Perfumery into new markets while driving winning performance with our customers. Together with Amaury, who has an unrivalled understanding of Perfumery and our Ingredients business, as well as adhering to our Group values for over a decade, they will take the company to new heights.

llaria Resta, President of Perfumery & Ingredients, Firmenich, commented: " Our capabilities in Fragrances & Ingredients bring an indisputable competitive and differentiating advantage to our customers. Our unique value proposition, fuelled by innovation and an unrivalled, vertically integrated portfolio, offers our customers a first-class palette. The superiority and variety of our palette enables our perfumers to create fragrances with innovative and remarkable fragrance ingredients that demonstrate our commitment to nature, green science and cutting-edge technology. This covers natural and synthetic molecules, biodegradable 99 % and 100 % renewable ingredients, as well as biotech ingredients with functional benefits.

" JI would also like to welcome Amaury to the company. He has significant experience in all our group's units, proven leadership skills and the strategic ability to capitalize on the obvious synergies between ingredients and fragrances.

I'm delighted to take on this exciting new challenge" said Amaury Roquette, Senior Vice President Ingredients at Firmenich. " Firmenich has an industry-leading position thanks to its team, its consumer-focused and innovative strategy, and its portfolio of high-quality ingredients. I look forward to further strengthening the connection between our fragrance and ingredients businesses, and to expanding our combined offerings.

Amaury Roquette will take on the role of Senior Vice President, Ingredients, reporting to Ilaria Resta. He will manage all end-to-end activities in our Ingredients business. Amaury succeeds Boet Brinkgreve, who is opening a new chapter in his professional life. Amaury has been with Firmenich for over 14 years, first joining the Strategy Development team. He then joined the ingredients business, where he held various positions in sales and product management. In 2014, he was promoted to Global Head of Ingredients Sales, and in 2017 moved to Fine Fragrances as Vice President, European Sales and Marketing. In 2019, he moved to Taste & Beyond to successfully drive the Naturals platform.

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