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Firmenich makes leadership appointments

June 4, 2020
Chemical Value Chain

Firmenich (Geneva, Switzerland) has announced new leadership appointments. Boet Brinkgreve has been appointed president of ingredients, effective 1 June 2020. Brinkgreve will continue to report directly to Firmenich CEO, Gilbert Ghostine as a member of the company’s executive committee.

Jean-Philippe Lebudel will step into the role of chief supply chain officer, succeeding Brinkgreve and reporting to Eric Nicolas, COO and CFO. Effective 1 July, Gianluca Colombo will join Firmenich as chief procurement officer, to lead strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier collaboration for Firmenich worldwide, reporting to Brinkgreve.

Brinkgreve will be responsible for the end-to-end management of sales, portfolio management, and industrial operations, overseeing the manufacturing sites focused on building the most competitive palette for perfumery and flavors, as well as new business segments, such as health and nutrition, cosmetics, and agriculture. Newly acquired DRT will report into Firmenich’s ingredients business with Brinkgreve responsible for leading the company’s integration with Firmenich.

Lebudel will be responsible for customer supply and industrial operations for perfumery and flavors globally. His scope includes oversight of more than 30 manufacturing facilities, as well as customer care, logistics, and planning. Colombo will lead strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier collaboration for Firmenich worldwide, working closely with the ingredients business. Most recently he served as chief procurement officer at Coty, the global cosmetics company, leading its end-to-end worldwide procurement.

Firmenich has also appointed Marios Broustas as senior vice president/corporate strategy and M&A, with immediate effect. Meanwhile, following the group’s corporate bond issue, Diego Chantrain has been appointed to the newly created role of head of investor relations. Both will report to Nicolas.

By: Natasha Alperowicz

Source: Chemical Week

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