“I am delighted to be taking on the role of IFRA Chairman,” said Holger. “I look forward to guiding and supporting our members and our dedicated team in the coming years, including on projects such as implementation of the new IFRA Standards and our forthcoming Sustainability Initiative.”
A German national, Holger has worked in the fragrance and flavor industries for forty years. He first joined Haarmann & Reimer GmbH, which later became part of Symrise, in 1980.
After holding regional and global management positions he was made a member of Symrise’s Global Executive Boards in 2009 as president of the flavor & nutrition division. He later became chief sustainability officer, based in São Paulo, Brazil. He was chairman of the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) from 2014 to 2016 and joined the IFRA Board in 2017.
Holger begins his two-year term on April 1, 2020, chairing meetings of the Board of Directors and leading external representation of the Association.
Other New Appointments
Maurizio Volpi of Givaudan became vice-chair, while Thomas Schröder of BASF became treasurer. The other company representatives are Armand de Villoutreys (Firmenich), Thomas Dressler (Symrise), Hisaya Fujiwara (Takasago), Christophe Maubert (Robertet) and Nicolas Mirzayantz (IFF).
IFRA’s 21 National Associations are represented via the four IFRA regions: Asia-Pacific (by Takamasa Hirai, T-Hasegawa), Europe (by Philippe Massé of IFRA’s French national association, Prodarom), Latin America (by Miguel Zavala, Bell) and North America (by Andy O’Shea, Berjé).