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IFF Appoints Dr. Shekhar Mitra to Scientific Advisory Board

March 23, 2015
By Business Wire News


International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced that Dr. Shekhar Mitra, President of Innopreneur LLC and Premium Consulting Partner at YourEncore, Inc., is appointed to the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) effective immediately. He replaces Dr. Brian Willis, former Senior Vice President of R&D and Board member of Quest Flavors and Fragrances (UK and Netherlands), who is retiring from the SAB.

Led by Dr. Ahmet Baydar, Senior Vice President, R&D, the SAB provides external perspectives on a number of facets of IFF’s R&D program to help deliver on the Company’s innovation strategy.

“Technological advances and discoveries that help differentiate our customers’ products are critical to our success. Our R&D function is the incubator of these innovations and the SAB provides important and diverse points of view that lead to fantastic solutions for our customers,” said IFF CEO Andreas Fibig.

“We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Mitra to IFF’s SAB and thank Dr. Willis for his contributions over the past three years,” said Dr. Baydar. “Dr. Mitra is a well-respected innovation leader who has led the creation and development of technology platforms and disruptive innovation strategies that have resulted in well-known consumer products. The addition of his skills and depth of knowledge will complement the strength of our SAB and provide a tremendous value to our organization.”

Prior to joining YourEncore, Dr. Mitra served as Senior VP of Global Corporate R&D, Salon Professional, Prestige and New Business Creation for Procter & Gamble. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Dr. Mitra serves on the Board of Directors of Orabush Inc. and 2 X Consumer Growth Partners. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for Vyome Biosciences and Silicon Arts Laboratories.

About IFF

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, sweet goods and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of consumer insight, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with innovative and differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has more than 6,200 employees working in 32 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at

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