Board of Directors

Edward D. Breen

Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
DuPont de Nemours, Inc.


Business Experience

Mr. Breen is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Before becoming CEO, he was Executive Chairman of DuPont and previously served as CEO of DowDuPont and DuPont since 2015. Mr. Breen was the Chief Executive Officer of Tyco International Ltd. from July 2002 until September 2012, was the Chairman of its Board until March 2016 and was one of its directors until September 2016. Prior to joining Tyco International, Mr. Breen was President and Chief Operating Officer of Motorola from January 2002 to July 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Networks Sector from January 2001 to January 2002; Executive Vice President and President of Motorola’s Broadband Communications Sector from January 2000 to January 2001; Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Instrument Corporation from December 1997 to January 2000; and, prior to December 1997, President of General Instrument’s Broadband Networks Group.

Public Board Memberships

•    Comcast Corporation

•    DuPont de Nemours, Inc.

Additional Accomplishments and Membership

•    Trustee. Grove City College

•    Trutsee, Lebanon Valley College

•    Trustee, The Hun School of Princeton

Qualifications 
Mr. Breen brings to the Board extensive global management experience, including leading the strategic direction and execution of DuPont and through the transformative separation from DowDuPont. 
 

Dr. Kathryn Boor

Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Cornell University

Director Since

2021

Business Experience

Dr. Boor is the Dean of the Graduate School and Vice Provost for Graduate Education at Cornell University.  Prior to her appointment to her current role on October 1, 2020, Dr. Boor served as the Ronald P. Lynch Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University since 2010. Dr. Boor has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Seneca Foods Corporation since January 2019. Dr. Boor also serves on various other boards and councils including the US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund, the
Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, the International Life Sciences Institute, and the
Boyce Thompson Institute.  Dr. Boor earned a B.S. in Food Science from Cornell University, an M.S. in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of California, Davis.

Public Board Memberships

•    Seneca Foods Corporation, a food processing company

Additional Accomplishments

•    Director, Boyce Thompson Institute

•    Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

•    Trustee, International Life Sciences Institute

•    Director, US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund

Qualifications

Dr. Boor brings to the Board extensive knowledge of food and beverage science, including competence in food safety and quality. Until assuming her current role in October 2020, Dr. Boor was responsible for developing and implementing the strategic direction of Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Science and made important contributions in food and beverage research.

Carol Anthony (John) Davidson

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Tyco International Ltd.

Business Experience

Mr. Davidson served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Tyco International from January 2004 to September 2012. In that role, he led financial reporting, internal controls and accounting policies and processes. Mr. Davidson was a member of Tyco’s new senior leadership team that established financial integrity, operational excellence and strong ethical practices across Tyco’s global operations. Prior to Tyco, Mr. Davidson was Vice President of audit, risk and compliance for Dell Computer Corporation where he served in several executive roles, including Chief Compliance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Internal Audit. Earlier in his career, he spent 16 years with Eastman Kodak Company where he led the internal audit function and previously served in various accounting and financial leadership roles. Mr. Davidson began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Co. and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Public Board Memberships

  • TE Connectivity, a consumer electronics company

  • FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company

Additional Accomplishments and Membership

  • Former Member of the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

  • Former Trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation

  • Inducted into the Financial Executives International Hall of Fame in 2016

  • Trustee of University of Rochester

Qualifications

Mr. Davidson brings to the Board years of experience overseeing financial reporting, internal controls and developing accounting policies for public companies. He is a Certified Public Accountant, with more than 30 years of leadership experience across multiple industries.

Michael L. Ducker

Former President and Chief Executive Officer
FedEx Freight

Director Since:

2014

Business Experience

Mr. Ducker served as President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight from January 2015 – August 2018. In that role, he provided strategic direction for FedEx’s less-than-truckload (LTL) companies throughout North America and for FedEx Custom Critical, a leading carrier of time sensitive, critical shipments. Mr. Ducker was formerly the Chief Operating Officer and President of International for FedEx Express, where he led all customer-facing aspects of the company’s U.S. operations and its international business, spanning more than 220 countries and territories across the globe. Mr. Ducker also oversaw FedEx Trade Networks and FedEx Supply Chain. During his FedEx career, which began in 1975, Mr. Ducker has also served as president of FedEx Express Asia Pacific in Hong Kong and led the Southeast Asia and Middle East regions from Singapore, as well as Southern Europe from Milan, Italy.

Public Board Memberships
  • nVent Electric plc, a global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions

 

Additional Accomplishments and Memberships

  •  Executive Committee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • Board of Amway Corporation

  • National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army

  • Executive Committee and Treasurer of the American Trucking Association from 2014 to 2019

  • Board of the American Transportation Research Institute from 2014 to 2019

  • Board member of University of Mississippi Foundation

 

Qualifications

Mr. Ducker’s significant senior executive and international experience coupled with his extensive expertise in complex operations and logistics complements the strength of our Board. Mr. Ducker’s career with FedEx Freight provided him with knowledge of a number of important areas that assist our Board, including leadership, risk assessment and operational issues.

Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer
TIAA-CREF

Director Since:

2010

Business Experience
Mr. Ferguson has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA (formerly TIAA-CREF) since 2008. Prior to joining TIAA, Mr. Ferguson served as Chairman of Swiss Re America Holding Corporation, a global insurance company, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Ferguson served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System from 1999 to 2006. He represented the Federal Reserve on several international policy groups and served on key Federal Reserve System committees, including Payment System Oversight, Reserve Bank Operations and Supervision and Regulation. In addition, Mr. Ferguson led the Fed’s initial response on 9/11. From 1984 to 1997, Mr. Ferguson was an associate and partner at McKinsey & Company.

Public Board Memberships

  • General Mills, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods

  • Alphabet Inc., the parent holding company of Google Inc.

  • Corning - one of the world's leading innovators in materials science

 

Additional Accomplishments and Memberships

  • Boards of a number of charitable and non-governmental organizations, including the Institute for Advanced Study, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Smithsonian Institution

  • Chairman of The Conference Board

  • Member of the Economic Club of New York

  • Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

  • Member of the Group of Thirty

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Co-Chair of the Academy’s Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education

  • Fellow of the American Philosophical Society

  • Previous Chairman and Executive Committee Member of the Business-Higher Education Forum

 

Qualifications
Mr. Ferguson brings to our Board his sound business judgment, extensive knowledge of the financial services industry and regulatory experience. We benefit from Mr. Ferguson’s service as Chief Executive Officer of TIAA and his experience as a member of other public company boards, which provides him an enhanced perspective on issues applicable to our company.

John F. Ferraro

Former Global Chief Operating Officer
Ernst & Young

Director Since:

2015

Business Experience
Mr. Ferraro was the Executive Vice President, Strategy and Sales of Aquilon Energy Services, a software company for the energy industry from February 2019 to July 2019. He was the Global Chief Operating Officer of Ernst & Young, a leading professional services firm, from 2007 to January 2015. In that role, he was responsible for the overall operations and services of Ernst & Young worldwide. Prior to the COO role, Mr. Ferraro served in several leadership positions, including as Global Vice Chair of Audit and as the senior advisory partner on some of the firm’s largest accounts. Mr. Ferraro began his career with Ernst & Young Milwaukee in 1976 and has served a variety of global companies. He has worked in Europe (London and Rome), throughout the Midwest (Chicago, Cleveland and Kansas City) and New York.

Public Board Memberships

  • Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket parts provider

  • ManpowerGroup Inc., a global workforce solution and service provider

 

Additional Accomplishments and Memberships

  • Member of the Global Executive Board of Ernst & Young from 2001-2002 and 2004-2014

  • Founded the Audit Committee Leadership Network in 2003

  • Member and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Boston College High School

  • Former Chair of the Board of Trustees of Marquette University

  • Practiced as a CPA and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 

Qualifications
Mr. Ferraro brings to our Board his extensive executive, auditing and accounting experience working with large and global corporations. We benefit from his extensive understanding of global business operations, markets and risks.

Andreas Fibig

Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Director Since:

2011

Business Experience
Mr. Fibig joined our Board in 2011 and has been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 2014. Previously, he served as President and Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the pharmaceutical division of Bayer AG, from September 2008 to September 2014. Prior to that position, Mr. Fibig held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Inc., a research-based pharmaceutical company, including as Senior Vice President of the US Pharmaceutical Operations group from 2007 through 2008 and as President, Latin America, Africa and Middle East from 2006 through 2007.

Public Board Memberships

  • Board of Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company

  • Board of Bunge Limited, a leading agribusiness and food company with integrated operations from September 2016 to May 2018

 

Additional Accomplishments and Memberships

  • Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a CEO-led organization focused on creating a sustainable future for business, society and the environment

  • Board member of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

  • German Academy of New York

 

Qualifications
Mr. Fibig’s prior work experience with pharmaceutical companies has provided him with extensive experience in international business, product development and strategic planning, which are directly translatable to his work as our Chairman and CEO.

Christina Gold

Former Chief Executive Officer
The Western Union Company

Director Since:

2013

Business Experience
From September 2006 until September 2010, Ms. Gold was Chief Executive Officer, President and a director of The Western Union Company, a leader in global money movement and payment services. She was President of Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and Senior Executive Vice President of First Data Corporation, former parent company of The Western Union Company and provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions, from May 2002 to September 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Gold served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Excel Communications, Inc., a former telecommunications and e-commerce services provider, from October 1999 to May 2002. From 1998 to 1999, Ms. Gold served as President and CEO of Beaconsfield Group, Inc., a direct selling advisory firm that she founded. Prior to founding Beaconsfield Group, Ms. Gold spent 28 years (from 1970 to 1998) with Avon Products, Inc., a leading global beauty company, in a variety of positions, including as Executive Vice President, Global Direct Selling Development, Senior Vice President and later President of Avon North America, and Senior Vice President & CEO of Avon Canada.

Public Board Memberships

  • ITT Corporation, a manufacturer of highly engineered components and technology solutions for industrial markets

  • Korn/Ferry International, a leadership and talent management organization

  • Exelis, Inc., a diversified, global aerospace, defense and information solutions company, from October 2011 to May 2013

 

Additional Accomplishments and Memberships

  • Board of New York Life Insurance, a private mutual life insurance company

  • Board of Safe Water Network, a non-profit organization working to develop locally owned, sustainable solutions to provide safe drinking water

  • Board of Governors of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada

 

Qualifications
Ms. Gold brings a number of valuable characteristics to our Board, including her extensive international and domestic business experience, her familiarity with the Company’s customer base, her financial expertise and her prior experience as a chief executive officer.

Ilene Gordon

Former Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
Ingredion Incorporated

Director Since 

2021 

Business Experience 

Ms. Gordon is the retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ingredion Incorporated since August 2018. Ms. Gordon previously served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Ingredion Incorporated from January 2018 to July 2018, and Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to December 2017. Ms. Gordon has served as a member of the Board of Directors of International Paper Company since 2012 and Lockheed Martin Corporation since 2016. Ms. Gordon was President and Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto’s Alcan Packaging, a multinational business unit engaged in the production of flexible and specialty packaging, from 2007 to 2009 and held various senior management positions of increasing responsibility at its affiliate and predecessor companies from 1999 to 2007. Ms. Gordon also serves on the Board of Trustees and as Vice Chair of The Conference Board. 

Public Board Memberships 

•    International Paper, a paper and packaging company
•    Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company

Additional Accomplishments 

•    Board of Trustees and Vice Chair, The Conference Board

Qualifications 

Ms. Gordon brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the development and implementation of growth strategies from her experience as CEO at a leading global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions for global food, beverage, brewing and industrial customers.

Dr. Matthias Heinzel

Chief Executive Officer
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Life Science

Business Experience

Dr. Heinzel has served as President of DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business (N&B) since April 2019. He joined DuPont in 2003 as Marketing Manager for the Imaging Technologies business in Germany. Dr. Heinzel then held progressive business leadership roles in the Electronics & Communications business.  From 2007 to 2011, Matthias was based in Wilmington, Del., where he was named Global Business Director for Packaging Graphics. After returning to Germany, he moved into the DuPont Nutrition & Health business in 2013 and was named Global Business Director for the Enablers Division. In January 2015, Dr. Heinzel was named President, Nutrition & Health and became President, Nutrition & Health for the Specialty Products Division following the DowDuPont merger in September 2017. In April 2019, he also assumed responsibility for the Industrial Biosciences business and was named President, Nutrition & Biosciences. Prior to joining DuPont, Matthias was a Senior Management Consultant with McKinsey where he served international clients in the technology, telecommunications and process industry. He then held several leadership roles in marketing, strategy and business development in the telecommunications industry.

Additional Accomplishments and Membership

•    President, DuPont Nutrition & Health (2015 - 2019)

Qualifications 

Dr. Heinzel brings to the Board deep industry experience from having overseen the strategic direction and operations of DuPont N&B. He has worked closely with IFF throughout the integration planning stage.

Dale F. Morrison

Founding Partner
Twin Ridge Capital Management

Director Since:

2008

Business Experience
Mr. Morrison is a founding partner of Twin Ridge Capital Management, a private equity firm, since 2016. Prior to Twin Ridge, he founded TriPointe Capital Partners in 2011. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Morrison served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of McCain Foods Limited, an international leader in the frozen food industry. A food industry veteran, his experience includes service as Chief Executive Officer and President of Campbell Soup Company, various roles at General Foods and PepsiCo and as an operating partner of Fenway Partners, a private equity firm.

Public Board Memberships

  • InterContinental Hotels Group, an international hotel company

  • Trane Inc. from 2005 to 2008

 

Additional Accomplishments and Memberships

  • Non-Executive Chairman of the Center of Innovation at the University of North Dakota

  •  Board of Harvest/Sherwood, a food distribution company

  • Non-Executive Chairman of Young’s, a frozen foods company from 2012 to 2019

 

Qualifications
Mr. Morrison is a seasoned executive with strong consumer marketing, sales and international credentials and his knowledge of our customer base is very valuable to our Board. His experience in private equity and mergers and acquisitions is also an important asset for our Board.

Kare Schultz

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd.

Business Experience

Mr. Schultz has served as President and CEO of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and as a member of its Board of Directors since November 1, 2017. From May 2015 to October 2017, Mr. Schultz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of H. Lundbeck A/S. Prior to that, Mr. Schultz worked for nearly three decades at Novo Nordisk, where he served in a number of leadership roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Product Supply and Director of Product Planning and Customer Services in the Diabetes Care Division. Mr. Schultz has also held positions at McKinsey and Anderson Consulting. From 2007 to 2020, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of LEGO A/S. From 2010 to 2017, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Royal Unibrew A/S and during 2017 he served on the Board of Directors of Bitten og Mads Clausens Fond, the holding vehicle for Danfoss A/S. Mr. Schultz received a master’s degree in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

Public Board Memberships

•    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., a pharmaceutical company

Additional Accomplishments 

•    Former President and CEO, H. Lundbeck A/S. (2015-2017)
•    Former Chairman, Royal Unibrew A/S (2017-2018)
•    Former Director, LEGO Group (2007-2020)

Qualifications

Mr. Schultz is a seasoned executive with global executive leadership experience in the healthcare industry and brings to the Board his experience overseeing financial and growth initiatives in markets worldwide.

Stephen Williamson

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Director Since:

2017

Business Experience:

Mr. Williamson currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Thermo Fisher Scientific, a leader in life sciences and healthcare technologies. Appointed to this 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.

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.

Other Accomplishments and Memberships:

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales

Qualifications:
Mr. Williamson is an accomplished finance leader with extensive international senior management experience and 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. His deep understanding of complex, global businesses, 20 years of M&A experience and extensive financial insight adds considerable guidance to our Board and Audit Committee.