Fragrance pioneer Jean Maubert, former chairman and chief executive officer of Robertet, died on Oct. 27 at his home in Grasse, France. He was 84. Mr. Maubert joined the company in 1947 and was greatly involved in Robertet until his death, serving as president of the supervisory board. He served as chairman and CEO from 1961 to 1993.
Robertet was founded in 1850 by Mr. Maubert’s grandfather, Jean-Baptiste Maubert. Today, the company is led by his son, Philippe Maubert, who is chairman and CEO. Robertet remains one of the world’s leading suppliers of natural flavor and fragrance products.
In addition to Philippe Maubert, he is survived by Christophe Maubert, president of Robertet’s fragrance division; Olivier Maubert, president of the flavor division and 13 grandchildren. His wife, Simone, died in 2001.