NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2017--
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF),
a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world,
announced that Stephen Williamson, Senior Vice President and Chief
Financial Officer of Thermo Fisher Scientific, has been elected to the
Company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Williamson will
also be a member of the Company’s Audit Committee.
“We’re delighted to welcome Stephen to the IFF Board,” said IFF Chairman
and CEO Andreas Fibig. “He is an accomplished finance leader with
extensive international senior management experience. He brings a deep
understanding of the power of innovation and R&D as well as the value of
M&A – core components of IFF’s strategy. We believe Stephen will add
considerable insight and guidance as we execute our long-term strategy
and create shareholder value.”
Appointed to his current role in August 2015, Mr. Williamson is
responsible for the company’s finance, tax, treasury and investor
relations functions. He joined Thermo Fisher in 2001 as Vice President,
European Financial Operations, based in the U.K., and oversaw its
integration activities across Europe. In 2004, Mr. Williamson moved to
the U.S. and held finance leadership roles for many of Thermo Fisher’s
operating businesses. In 2008, he became Vice President of Financial
Operations for the company and led the finance function supporting all
businesses. During his 15-year tenure, Mr. Williamson has been involved
in over 100 acquisitions.
Prior to Thermo Fisher, Mr. Williamson served as Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, Asia-Pacific for Honeywell International
(formerly AlliedSignal) in Singapore and held other finance roles in
corporate development and operational finance. He began his career with
Price Waterhouse in the transaction support group and the audit
practice, working in both London and New York.
Mr. Williamson holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from
the University of Wales and is a member of the Institute of Chartered
Accountants of England and Wales.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF)
is a leading innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. At
the heart of our company, we are fueled by a sense of discovery,
constantly asking “what if?”. That passion for exploration drives us to
co-create unique products that consumers taste, smell, or feel in fine
fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, as well as
beloved foods and beverages. Our 7,400 team members globally take
advantage of leading consumer insights, research and development,
creative expertise, and customer intimacy to develop differentiated
offerings for consumer products. Learn more at www.iff.com, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,
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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
VP, Global Corporate Communications & Investor