芬美意的治理情况

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作为一家遵循公共治理原则的私营企业,芬美意非常重视其独立性和对该行业的长期看法,因此按照极高的全球治理标准运营。

 

在董事会主席Patrick Firmenich领衔的国际董事会的领导下,由首席执行官高诗庭(Gilbert Ghostine)带领的高管团队负责公司运营,并屡创佳绩。

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    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

    Board Member

    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

    Board Member

    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

    Board Member

    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

    Vice-Chairman

    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, 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

    Board Member

    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

    Board Member

    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

    Board Member

    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

    Board Member

    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.

    从左至右:Eric Nicolas先生,Benoit Fouilland先生,Mieke Van de Capelle女士,Jane Sinclair女士,高诗庭(Gilbert Ghostine)先生,GenevièveBerger教授,Ilaria Resta女士,Emmanuel Butstraen先生,Boet Brinkgreve先生

    高诗庭(Gilbert Ghostine)

    首席执行官

    高诗庭于2014年十月加入芬美意,是芬美意第一位非家族成员的首席执行官。基于芬美意在世界级科研和创造力方面的传统,高诗庭致力于为客户提供成功的解决方案,以满足全球消费者的需求。为了更可持续的生活方式,高诗庭将可持续发展置于芬美意的战略核心。作为包容性市场经济的拥护者,高诗庭致力于为人类、社会乃至地球创造价值。高诗庭对消费品和奢侈品行业有深刻的见解,在领导芬美意之前,他在Diageo(帝亚吉欧)工作了二十多年,期间他引领业务增长,生活足迹遍布四个大洲。他是黎巴嫩人,已婚,育有两孩。

    Geneviève Berger 教授

    首席研发官

    Geneviève致力于通过建立并传承集团世界级研发的功底,推动芬美意迈向更高水平的科学成就。作为国际公认的科学和商业领袖,Geneviève热衷于通过科学提高生活质量。在加入芬美意之前,她曾任联合利华的首席研发官,领导CNRS(26,000名员工),以及法国de la Pitié-Salpêtrière医院的医学博士和教授。她拥有物理、人类生物学和医学三个博士学位,目前担任Astra-Zeneca和Air Liquide董事会的非执行董事。

    Boet Brinkgreve 先生

    香原料部门总裁

    作为一名经验丰富的全球商业领袖,自2007年加入芬美意以来,Boet帮助公司创造了非常良好的战略增长记录。作为香原料部门总裁,他主要负责巩固企业在天然香原料、生物科技、生物降解和可回收原料方面的领先优势。Boet领导香原料部门,专注于提供香精香料行业内最具竞争力的原料库,涵盖销售、产品管理和生产运营,及其他新兴业务如:粘胶济、化妆品和农产品。他还负责领导采购战略,监督全球采购,并促进与供应商的合作。此前,Boet曾担任首席供应链官,成功提升公司运营生产效率,为客户提供专属服务。在加入芬美意公司以前,Boet还曾在杜邦担任诸多高级职务,并经营过多家初创公司。

    Emmanuel Butstraen 先生

    食用香精部总裁

    Emmanuel致力于加强芬美意风味和营养优选创新合作伙伴的行业地位,领导集团公司三个业务的快速增长:饮料、甜食和咸味。Emmanuel还专注于为客户塑造成功的解决方案,提升人类健康,积极推动芬美意技术被应用于减少糖、盐和脂肪的含量和提供绿色蛋白质和清洁标签,以保障食物的健康并同时具有风味。在加入芬美意之前,Emmanuel曾担任索尔维Novecare全球事业部总裁,此前他还在巴斯夫工作过17年,担任农作物战略部高级副总裁一职。Emmanuel是法国人,毕业于法国里尔大学农业工程专业,并在里尔大学获得了MBA学位。

    Benoit Fouilland 先生

    首席财务官

    Benoit在2020年以首席财务官的身份加入了芬美意公司,他主要负责公司的全球财务管理,同时也是公司董事会财务、审计和风险管理委员会的秘书。Benoit曾在全球多家科技公司负责组建和领导财务部门,如Business Objects,SAP和Criteo,拥有丰富的管理经验。他在Criteo担任首席财务官期间,在通过业务增长促进公司规模扩大中扮演着关键性的作用,并且成功领导公司在纳斯达克上市。Benoit热衷于通过提升金融业务的卓越水平来提高公司的市场表现,同时取得可持续的商业成就。Benoit拥有巴黎商学院的管理学硕士学位,巴黎第九大学金融硕士学位以及欧洲工商管理学院的工商管理硕士学位。

    Eric Nicolas 先生

    首席运营官

    Eric领导公司的业务转型,并负责公司的金融实践项目和监管,以及公司战略与并购、数字化、信息服务、业务流程优化、后勤服务管理、间接采购和风险管理。作为可持续财务领域的拥护者,他是LCF的董事会成员,该基金于2016年被自愿性碳市场排名列为“最佳碳减排项目”。在加入芬美意之前,Eric曾在法国巴黎Renault集团负责集团战略,担任公司高级副总裁,及内控官。

    Ilaria Resta 女士

    日化香精部总裁

    Ilaria在2020年被任命为日化香精部门总裁,并且她正致力于促进公司高级香水、身体与家居护理业务的转型。Ilaria是一位富有热情的商业领袖,她擅长品牌塑造,市场销售和损益管理。她曾在宝洁工作长达22年,成功打造了知名品牌如:汰渍(Tide)、碧浪(Ariel)、Fairy、Swiffer、金霸王(Duracell)、潘婷(Pantene),海飞丝(Head & Shoulders)、伊卡璐(Herbal Essences)和袋鼠(Aussie),涉及地域横跨欧洲、中东地区、中国和北美。Ilaria被国际时尚特讯(WWD)认证为2020年美国年度品牌建设者。她富有创造力、团队精神、积极乐观,Ilaria相信人与人之间的合作与联系能够帮助在业务中获得突破。Ilria的业余时间喜欢网球、滑雪和旅行,并非常享受与丈夫和两个孩子在日内瓦的生活。

    Jane Sinclair 女士

    总法律顾问和董事会秘书

    Jane有着丰富的在新兴及成熟市场的工作经验,曾在亚洲、澳大利亚、美国及欧洲工作与生活,并涉猎诸多行业。她致力于通过为当代及下一代提供负责任的业务来建立长期信任。除了担任总法律顾问与董事会秘书,她还领导公司全球的法律&合规部门,业务涵盖法律;知识产权;质量,安全和环境;合规;商业道德和贸易合规。在加入芬美意之前,她曾在制药行业工作过9年。她职业生涯的前十七年在可口可乐公司工作。

    Mieke Van de Capelle 女士

    首席人力资源官

    在2016年6月,Mieke作为首席人力资源官加入芬美意公司。Mieke负责领导人力资源、企业传播及可持续发展部门,通过制定企业的战略、推广成功文化,帮助芬美意在全球香精香料行业内树立负责任的家族企业形象。她热衷于追求深深扎根于社会责任感的卓越的人才发展和创新。在她的领导下,芬美意成为全球第七家获得EDGE认证的全球性别平等雇主的公司,并得益于在多元化和包容性方面的领先成就获得了Ethical Corporation颁发的2019年负责任企业奖。作为一名有超过20年工作经验的资深人力资源官,Mieke曾经在欧洲、美国、亚洲等多地工作并生活。她曾担任Sara Lee Corporation, Perfetti Van Melle, 伊莱克斯公司(Electrolux Corporation)的高级人力资源官。

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