Sector News

Givaudan Announces Changes to Executive Committee

August 6, 2015
Food & Drink
Givaudan, the world’s leading fragrance and flavour company, today announced changes to its Executive Committee. Simon Halle-Smith, currently Head of Human Resources for Fragrances, will become a member of the Executive Committee with responsibility for Global Human Resources. Joe Fabbri, as a member of the Executive Committee, will continue to be responsible for Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Sustainability and take the lead on projects supporting Givaudan’s strategic focus on excellence in execution at each step of the value chain. These changes are effective immediately.
 
Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan, said: ‘Creating a dedicated Executive Committee position for Human Resources reflects our commitment to our people, who are critical to our success.’ He added: ‘We also recognise that customers and many other stakeholders have rising expectations regarding a Company’s responsibility to sustainability, the environment, and health and safety.’
 
Simon Halle-Smith is a UK national born in 1966. He joined Givaudan from Quest in 2007, as European Human Resources Director, before being appointed Head of Human Resources for the Fragrance Division in 2009. Prior to Quest, Simon worked in the pharmaceutical industry, where he gained extensive experience in Human Resources, as well as in sales and project management. As Head of Global Human Resources and a member of the Givaudan Executive Committee, Simon will focus on further strengthening the Company’s attractiveness as an employer of choice, and ensuring we address company-wide talent needs, especially in high-growth markets.
 
Joe Fabbri is a Canadian national born in 1958. He joined the Givaudan Executive Committee in 2008 as Head of Global Human Resources and Sustainability. Since 2010, he has also assumed the responsibility for Environment, Health and Safety. He joined Givaudan in 1989 and held positions of increasing responsibility in operations, before leading the Quest integration in 2007.
 
Source: Givaudan

comments closed

Related News

October 2, 2022

Drinktec 2022: In review

Food & Drink

In the lead-up to the world-famous Oktoberfest – which celebrates Bavarian tradition, beer and the festival spirit – Munich was already buzzing with activity by the time the doors opened to Drinktec 2022 on 12-16 September. The atmosphere was lively, with approximately 50,000 visitors from 169 countries in attendance.

October 2, 2022

Alan Jope to step down as Unilever CEO

Food & Drink

Unilever has announced CEO Alan Jope’s decision to retire from the company at the end of 2023, after five years at the helm. The announcement comes less than a year after a failed attempt by Unilever to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare business and just months after activist investor Nelson Peltz joined the company’s board.

October 2, 2022

Lakeland Dairies names Colin Kelly as next group CEO

Food & Drink

Lakeland Dairies has announced that Colin Kelly will assume the role of group CEO following the retirement of Michael Hanley at the end of the year. Kelly will take up the position in January 2023, while Hanley will step down in December this year.