从左至右：Michel Firmenich先生，Richard Ridinger先生，Antoine Firmenich博士，Barbara Kux女士，Patrick Firmenich女士，Karen Jones CBE女士，Ajai Puri博士，Pierre Bouchut先生，AndréPometta先生
Mr. Michel Firmenich
Member of the Nomination and Governance & Compensation Committees
Michel Firmenich joined the Board of Firmenich in 2013.
Michel Firmenich was appointed Chairman of Sentarom SA, the holding company of the Firmenich group of companies, in 2015 and continues to hold this position.
Prior to joining the Firmenich Board, Michel worked at Firmenich for 27 years successfully holding a broad scope of executive management roles within the company‘s Information Systems (IS) division. He served as Vice President, Head of IS from 2005 until his retirement in 2008.
Today, he is a Board Member of Ecole “La Découverte” SA in Geneva. He holds a BS in IT Management, from the University of Geneva’s Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences.
Mr. Richard Ridinger
Member of the Governance and Compensation Committee
Richard Ridinger joined the Board of Firmenich in October 2016.
Richard Ridinger has extensive experience in science-driven organizations, most recently as the CEO of Lonza, a global leader in Life Sciences, until 2019. He strengthened Lonza’s market position, driving competitive capabilities and productivity improvement in critical areas. Prior to Lonza, he was responsible for Care Chemicals, the largest group at Cognis, a former division of Henkel. A trained chemical engineer, his career spans process development, production management, product and marketing management of different product areas, as well as global business leadership.
Richard is currently Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Zentiva, a Board Member of WIRBCopernicus Group (WCG) and Evolva Group, a Member of the Advisory Group of NOVO Holding and a Member of the Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG.
He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany.
Dr. Antoine Firmenich
Member of the Governance & Compensation and Finance, Audit & Risk Committees
Antoine Firmenich joined the Board of Firmenich in 2009. He was a Board Member of Sentarom SA, the holding company of the Firmenich group of companies, from 2004, serving as its Chairman from 2009 until 2015.
Since 2008, Antoine has been the CEO & Managing Director of Aquilus Pte Ltd in Singapore. He is a founding partner of Alatus Capital, a value investment management firm which works with preeminent global foundations, pension funds, and discerning long-term investors.
He previously worked at Firmenich in a number of roles including leadership of the Sweet Goods and Savory Global Business Units. He has also served on a number of corporate boards.
Antoine holds a BS in Life Sciences from MIT, a PhD in Biochemistry from Stanford University School of Medicine, US, and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Barbara Kux
Member of the Nomination and Finance, Audit & Risk Committees
Barbara first served on the Firmenich Board from May 2008 to October 2011, then rejoined in 2013 and was appointed Vice-Chairman in 2016.
Barbara has over 30 years of experience in management positions with leading international industrial and consumer goods companies, shaving started as a management consultant with McKinsey.
In 2008, she was appointed the first woman to the Managing Board of Siemens AG, where she increased results from supply chain management and green technologies, following similar achievements at Royal Philips on the Group Management Committee from 2003 to 2008. As a member of the SDSN Leadership Council for the United Nations she contributed to the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Barbara is currently a Member of the Supervisory Board of Grosvenor Group, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Pargesa Holding, SGS, and Total, among other companies. She is also lecturer for sustainability at the University of St. Gallen and Director for Corporate Governance at INSEAD.
She holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.
Mr. Patrick Firmenich
Chairman of the Board since 2016
Board member since 2002
Patrick served as the Group’s CEO for 12 years, from 2002 until 2014. During this time, he maintained Firmenich’s leadership in Perfumery and Ingredients, while implementing a long-term vision for the Company’s Flavors Business Unit. He also sustained above-average investment in R&D and legacy of game-changing technologies, while setting an ambitious sustainability strategy and leading the Group to achieve world-class HS&E performance.
Patrick first joined Firmenich in 1990, and spent a decade successfully leading the strategic development of the international Fine Fragrance business in New York and Paris.
Patrick is also a Board member of Jacobs Holding, INSEAD and the INSEAD World Foundation, as well as a member of the Advisory Council of the Swiss Board Institute. He is the winner of the 2020 EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Switzerland award for Family Business.
Patrick holds a law degree from the University of Geneva and qualified as a barrister in 1987. He also has an MBA from INSEAD.
Ms. Karen Jones
Chairman of the Governance & Compensation Committee
Karen Jones CBE joined the Board of Firmenich in 2011.
Karen is the founder and Chairman of Food and Fuel Ltd., a UK hospitality company specializing in gastropub restaurants, and has 30 years of experience in creating, developing, and leading restaurant and pub businesses across the UK.
Today, Karen is Executive Chairman of Prezzo, an Italian restaurant chain in the UK. In addition, Karen chairs Hawksmoor, Mowgli, and Frontier, a joint venture with ei Group/Stonegate Pubs, and is an investor in several hospitality concepts in London.
She was appointed to The Crown Estate in 2020 as a Commissioner. She chairs the Board of National Theatre Enterprises Ltd, sits on the Imbiba Advisory Board and is a Patron of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Karen holds a BA in English and American Literature from the University of East Anglia, UK, which also awarded her an honorary doctorate. She spent a year at Wellesley College, US.
Dr. Ajai Puri
Member of the Nomination Committee
Dr. Ajai Puri joined the Board of Firmenich in 2014.
Ajai served as Executive Board Member and President - Research, Development and Product Integrity from 2003 to 2007, at Royal Numico, a specialized nutrition company which is now part of Groupe Danone. He was responsible for developing and implementing a highly successful science-driven, consumer-led R&D strategy in the areas of early life and medical nutrition, and also served as Principal Crisis Management Officer. Previously, Dr. Puri had a 22-year career at The Minute Maid Company / The Coca-Cola Company in the US, in a variety of global positions.
Ajai currently holds non-executive directorships at Tate and Lyle PLC, a global provider of high quality ingredients to the food and beverage industries, at Britannia Industries Ltd, one of India’s largest independent food groups, and Olam International, a leading global food and agribusiness.
Ajai holds a PhD in Food Science from the University of Maryland, US, and an MBA from the Crummer School, Rollins College, US.
Mr. Pierre Bouchut
Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
Pierre Bouchut joined the Board of Firmenich in 2016.
Pierre was the Chief Operating Officer for Europe and Indonesia and a member of the Management Board of Ahold Delhaize until January 2018. Prior to the merger of Ahold and Delhaize, he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Delhaize Group from 2012.
This followed an extensive career with Carrefour, amongst others as Chief Financial Officer and then Executive Director of Growth Markets, overseeing operations in Latin America, Turkey, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. As Chief Financial Officer at Schneider Group, Pierre developed numerous initiatives in structured finance, risk management and external growth, and was CEO of Casino group following a career in corporate finance.
Today, he is a Board Member of several companies including retail property investor Hammerson Plc and Albioma SA, which specializes in the production of “green” electricity. A graduate of HEC Paris, Pierre holds a Master’s in Applied Economics from the University of Paris-Dauphine, France.
Mr. André Pometta
Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
André Pometta joined the Firmenich Board in 2003. He was a board member of Sentarom SA from 2000 to 2008 and re-joined in 2014.
Since 2013, André has worked exclusively on innovative projects with inventors, successful entrepreneurs and executives. Prior to his current role, he worked at Firmenich in a number of leadership roles and was a member of the Flavors Executive Team from 2009 to 2013.
André joined Firmenich as an Assistant Fragrance Development Manager for Consumer Fragrance first in Geneva, and then in Australia. His management career spanned the Group’s business on several continents, including the Asia Pacific region, North Africa & the Middle East, and Europe. After serving as President of Firmenich Aromatics Co in Shanghai, China from 2008, André was in charge of managing Firmenich’s Beverage Base & Seafood extract businesses globally from 2011, and Savory in Europe. He started his career in 1997 with the Zuellig Group in the Philippines.
André is a Board Member of Smixin SA, a cleantech company, and Cluster1 SA, an animal health company. André holds a BS in Economics from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland.
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