Firmenich, a global specialist in fragrances and aromas, has announced the arrival of Robin Mason as President, Fine Fragrance North America, and Bruno Jovanovic as Senior Perfumer.
Robin Mason, President of Fine Fragrance North America
Robin Mason's arrival will be operational on June 14, 2021. Robin Mason will lead Fine Fragrance's operations in this area, responsible for creation, sales, marketing, fragrance development and technical development as well as innovation.
"Robin is a highly competent and respected leader of the beauty industry; she has been able to build brands in different companies with great success and is known for her expertise in fine fragrance," said Ilaria Resta, President, Global Perfumery, Firmenich. It will bring a new vision to the Fine Fragrance sector and help us stimulate innovation and transformation in order to offer the best fragrances to our customers. I warmly welcome him to our society. »
Jerry Vittoria, President, Global Fine Fragrance, Firmenich, said, "I have had the great pleasure of working with Robin for years, and I am delighted that she is joining Firmenich. She has excellent strategic skills, a great commercial sense as well as a passion coupled with a perfect knowledge of the fine fragrance industry. Her exemplary leadership will take our company to new heights. »
Prior to joining Firmenich, Robin Mason spent four years as Senior Vice President of Shiseido and Global SVP perfumes for Tory Burch, then Shiseido's new license. It has developed winning marketing strategies for the U.S. market for a growing portfolio of luxury brands; These include Dolce and Gabbana, Ferragamo, Hermès, Issey Miyake and Narciso Rodriguez, as well as Tory Burch Beauty's global strategy and product developments. Prior to that, Robin Mason served eight years as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Elizabeth Arden, after 12 years at Estée Lauder Companies, moving up the ranks of senior marketing and sales positions. Robin Mason began his career in the executive training program at Macy's.
"I am delighted to join the Firmenich family, whose culture and values I admire and respect, as well as its employees, as I have worked with many of them in the creative, marketing and fragrance development teams in my previous positions," said Robin Mason, President, Fine Fragrance North America, Firmenich. "I look forward to helping to cement Firmenich's reputation as the leading supplier to our North American customers."
Based at our Fine Fragrance International Center in New York, Mason will report directly to Jerry Vittoria.
Bruno Jovanovic, Senior Perfumer
Firmenich's Fine Fragrance team also welcomes Bruno Jovanovic as Senior Perfumer.
With more than 20 years of experience in fine fragrance, Bruno Jovanovic is renowned for his concise and sophisticated writing, based on unique ingredient combinations.
"We are constantly working to raise creativity to the highest level and we are delighted that such a talented perfumer is joining the large Firmenich family," said Ilaria Resta. Bruno's appointment once again illustrates Firmenich's commitment to creative excellence and its ability to create new signatures of reference through an organization geared towards perfumers. »
Jerry Vittoria added, "Bruno's career spans two decades and includes some of the world's most prestigious fragrance launches. His dedication to the art of perfumery goes hand in hand with his intellectual approach to creation; its strong signatures are highly appreciated by its peers and adored by consumers. »
Born in France, Bruno Jovanovic has been fascinated by smells, perfumes and odorous materials since his earliest childhood. During his studies at the Lycée Condorcet, he discovered the vast selection of perfumes sold in Parisian department stores and realized that he wanted to become a perfumer. After graduating from Pierre and Marie Curie University with a bachelor's degree in Physics Chemistry, he joined the Isipca school of perfumery, from which he graduated with honors.
After graduation, Bruno moved to New York where he joined IFF to continue twenty years of work between New York and Paris, with creations that have risen as world bestsellers. Among its many perfumes, some have become essential references for brands such as Hugo Boss, Coach, Paco Rabanne, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Frédéric Malle and Armani. Bruno sees his profession as a true vocation where each of his works expresses his know-how as well as his own sensibilities.
"It is an honour to join Firmenich, a perfume house known for its attachment to perfumers and for its unrivalled range of innovative ingredients, both natural and synthetic," commented Bruno Jovanovic. I am delighted to join this leading company in both renewable and responsible fragrances and to work with the huge range of captives Firmenich. »
Based in Paris, Bruno Jovanovic will report directly to Jerry Vittoria and work with our global clients on fine fragrance creation.