NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2016--
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF),
a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, today
announced Susana Suarez-Gonzalez will join the company as Executive Vice
President (EVP) and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective
November 28, 2016. She will succeed IFF’s current EVP CHRO, Angelica
Cantlon. Ms. Cantlon, who joined IFF in 2009, plans to retire at the end
of 2016 after dedicating more than 40 years of service in both Human
Resources and Operational roles.
“With her innovative ideas and strategic, yet compassionate leadership
style, Angelica has transformed our human resources team into a
high-value added function that fully supports the business,” said
Andreas Fibig, Chairman and CEO. “Under her leadership, Angelica brought
greater structure, processes, accountability and technology to support
IFF’s strategic goals, without ever losing sight of the ‘human’ in human
resources. She leaves as part of her legacy a strong commitment to the
people first model which will continue to serve IFF well into the
During her tenure with IFF, Ms. Cantlon led the company’s first-ever
employee value proposition, formalizing IFF’s dedication to its 127-year
old culture. Additionally, she established progressive practices in
global workforce planning, recruitment, leadership programs and IFF’s
internal flavor and fragrance schools to ensure a continuous pipeline of
talent and growth within the company.
Ms. Suarez-Gonzalez comes to IFF from Fluor Corporation, a multinational
engineering and construction firm that ranks 136th on the
Fortune 500 list. She currently holds the position of Senior Vice
President of Global Operations, Human Resources, and is responsible for
the global execution of HR services and all corporate HR functions,
including global benefits, compensation, talent development, recruiting
and human resources information systems.
“We are excited to welcome Susana in leading us to our next level of
growth as we continue to strengthen our talent and organization in
support of our Vision 2020 business strategy,” continues Mr.
Fibig. “With her experience in M&A, elevating communities of global
employees and commitment to innovation and technology, she will be an
excellent addition to our leadership team.”
With an extensive 25-year track record, Ms. Suarez-Gonzalez is a
multi-lingual executive who has had progressive promotions while at
Fluor and assumed expansive leadership roles directing growth and
efficiency in Europe, Asia and North America. Before becoming the
company’s SVP of Global Operations and Centers of Expertise, Ms.
Suarez-Gonzalez held the positions of Vice President of Global
Operations, Business Partner – Senior Executive Industrial/Life Sciences
& Infrastructure, Senior Executive HR Services, International and Human
Resources Information Systems and Executive Human Resources and
Administration, among others.
Originally from Spain, Ms. Suarez-Gonzalez graduated summa cum laude
with a doctorate in psychology from the University of Oviedo and holds
an executive MBA from the IUDE University. She has published two books
and collaborated on several articles and publications.
A member of the United Way Tocqueville Society, she volunteers
extensively on special projects and other events focused on children and
has been recognized for her efforts as a HR leader on a global scale.
Ms. Suarez-Gonzalez will relocate from her current base in Dallas-Fort
Worth in Texas to IFF headquarters in New York.
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 6,700 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,
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Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Michael DeVeau, 212-708-7164
VP, Global Corporate
Communications & Investor Relations