NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 23, 2015--
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global
creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced that
Dr. Shekhar Mitra, President of Innopreneur LLC and Premium Consulting
Partner at YourEncore, Inc., is appointed to the Company’s Scientific
Advisory Board (SAB) effective immediately. He replaces Dr. Brian
Willis, former Senior Vice President of R&D and Board member of Quest
Flavors and Fragrances (UK and Netherlands), who is retiring from the
Led by Dr. Ahmet Baydar, Senior Vice President, R&D, the SAB provides
external perspectives on a number of facets of IFF’s R&D program to help
deliver on the Company’s innovation strategy.
“Technological advances and discoveries that help differentiate our
customers’ products are critical to our success. Our R&D function is the
incubator of these innovations and the SAB provides important and
diverse points of view that lead to fantastic solutions for our
customers,” said IFF CEO Andreas Fibig.
“We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Mitra to IFF’s SAB and thank Dr. Willis
for his contributions over the past three years,” said Dr. Baydar. “Dr.
Mitra is a well-respected innovation leader who has led the creation and
development of technology platforms and disruptive innovation strategies
that have resulted in well-known consumer products. The addition of his
skills and depth of knowledge will complement the strength of our SAB
and provide a tremendous value to our organization.”
Prior to joining YourEncore, Dr. Mitra served as Senior VP of Global
Corporate R&D, Salon Professional, Prestige and New Business Creation
for Procter & Gamble. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Dr.
Mitra serves on the Board of Directors of Orabush Inc. and 2 X Consumer
Growth Partners. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for Vyome
Biosciences and Silicon Arts Laboratories.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is a leading global
creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer
products. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine
fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as
beverages, sweet goods and food products. The Company leverages its
competitive advantages of consumer insight, research and development,
creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with
innovative and differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500
Index, IFF has more than 6,200 employees working in 32 countries
worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at www.iff.com.
Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Michael DeVeau, 212-708-7164
VP, Global Corporate
Communications & Investor Relations