Press Release

IFF Announces Organization Changes in its Fragrance Business Unit Creating New Consumer Fragrances Organization to Strengthen Creative and Go-to-Market Capabilities

March 26, 2014 – International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced an organization change within the Fragrance Business Unit, effective April 1, 2014. The change includes a realignment of responsibilities under Nicolas Mirzayantz, Fragrances Group President.

The new structure is a realignment of the creative and commercial teams into the new Consumer Fragrances and Fine Fragrances category organization. Consumer Fragrances will include Fabric Care, Home Care, Personal Wash, Hair Care and Toiletries. Fine Fragrances will be a stand-alone category. IFF’s management team has worked closely together to identify and prepare its future category leadership, while defining an orderly transition process resulting in the following changes:

  • Jean-Francois Dupont, VP, Global Functional Fragrances, will transition his current responsibilities to Christophe de Villeplee and assume a part-time role until his retirement in the second quarter of 2015
  • Christophe de Villeplee, VP, Global Fine Fragrances & Beauty Care, is promoted to the newly created role of VP, Global Consumer Fragrances
  • Bertrand Lemont, VP, Creative Director Category Functional Fragrances, is promoted to the newly created role of VP, Global Fine Fragrances


Christophe and Bertrand will have responsibility for strategy, business development and creative execution within their respective categories.

“We have a pool of talented and seasoned executives at IFF and are confident that Christophe and Bertrand are well positioned to build on the foundation Jean-Francois and Christophe created as they lead our new categories into the future,” said Nicolas Mirzayantz. “In a constantly changing market, we are committed to supporting our customers and their brands around the world.  The creation of our new Consumer Fragrances category and a separate Fine Fragrances category will enable us to be more strategic and effective in meeting those changing needs as we look for better ways to serve our customers, increase their speed to market and accelerate the leverage of our consumer insights and innovation platforms.” 

About IFF
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 6,000 employees working in 31 countries worldwide.  For more information, please visit our website at

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