Symrise AG: The supervisory board again renewed the contract of CEO Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram ahead of schedule for another five-year term until 2022. Under his leadership, through the focused streamlining of the portfolio and by identifying new market segments, Symrise has substantially expanded its leading position and tapped into market segments beyond the traditional flavors and fragrances business. The reaffirmation of Bertram as CEO ensures leadership continuity and creates the foundation for further profitable growth, according to the company.
Bertram, who has a doctorate in chemistry, performed in various management functions at the Bayer Group, the Haarmann & Reimer Group and Symrise since 1985. Since 2003, he has held several senior positions with Symrise, and was appointed to the executive board in 2006. Since August 2009, he has headed the company’s business activities as CEO.