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
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.