Firmenich appoints Julien Firmenich as VP of Ingredients

Family-owned flavours and fragrances company appoints Julien Firmenich to lead its Ingredients Business Unit based in Geneva

Firmenich, the flavours and fragrances company, has appointed Julien Firmenich to the role of Vice President of Ingredients.

Having helped shape the family business alongside his brother Benjamin and sister Yasmine for years, Julien will lead the company’s Ingredients Business Unit, focusing on innovation, creativity and long term value creation.

Julien will be based in Geneva and will report to Armand de Villoutreys, President of Perfumery & Ingredients from 1 July.

“I am very proud to be leading our Ingredients business, and to keep on driving the richest and finest palette in the industry to delight our creators and customers,” Julien said. “Building on our leadership in green chemistry, sustainable naturals and breakthrough innovation, I am committed to taking our legacy forward.”

Julien previously held the position of VP, Product Strategy & Promotion in the Ingredients division.

He is credited with playing a key role in the business’ transformation, with a focus on product lifecycle and innovation management.

Prior to this, Julien held roles such as Fragrance Development Manager and worked in Body and Home Care Commercial, as well as Fine Fragrance Sales.

Villoutreys added: “Julien’s experience in Perfumery, cutting across Body and Home Care and Fine Fragrance, as well as his leadership in Ingredients, positions him well to drive our Ingredients growth strategy with a focus on shaping unique olfactive experiences.”

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