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Firmenich appoints new leadership for Perfumery & Ingredients organisation

Sophie Smith
09 February 2023

Swiss fragrance and taste company Firmenich has appointed Ilaria Resta as the new President of its Perfumery & Ingredients organisation.

Resta previously served as the company's Head of Perfumery, having first joined the company in 2020. Prior to this, she held various senior roles at Proctor & Gamble (P&G).

The news coincides with the appointment of Amaury Roquette as Senior Vice President of Ingredients. Reporting to Resta, Roquette will run all end-to-end activities of Firmenich's ingredients business.

Roquette first joined Firmenich over 14 years ago in the Strategic Development team. More recently, he moved into the company's Taste & Beyond segment as Vice President Naturals Platform.

Firmenich Amaury Roquette

Amaury Roquette

Firmenich is a privately-owned fragrance and taste company, known for creating fragrance for brands including Calvin Klein, Gucci and YSL. The company's Perfumery & Ingredients business "integrates Firmenich's innovative ingredients palette closely with its perfumery activities, offering customers significant added value".

Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich, said: "It gives me great pleasure to welcome Ilaria and Amaury to their respective new roles within the organisation.

"Ilaria has successfully led the transformation of our perfumery business since she joined three years ago and has been pioneering a wide array of innovations to lead perfumery into new markets while driving winning performance with our customers.

"Together with Amaury, who has an unparalleled understanding of both perfumery and our ingredients business, while embracing our group values for over a decade, they will take the business to new heights."

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