PARIS — Givaudan on Friday named two new members of its executive committee.
The Geneva-based fragrance and flavors supplier said it had appointed Chris Thoen as head of global science and technology and Willem Mutsaerts as head of global procurement, effective immediately.
“In line with our 2020 strategy, having innovation and procurement represented within our executive committee reflects our strong commitment to offer superior and sustainable solutions by providing our customers with breakthrough innovations and the best palette of ingredients, sourced in a responsible way,” stated Gilles Andrier, chief executive officer of Givaudan.
Thoen, in his new role, is to set the company’s long-term innovation strategy, leverage internal and external capabilities across flavors and fragrances, expand the network of partners and establish a culture of open innovation. He joined Givaudan in 2011 from Procter & Gamble and since then has been head of science and technology for flavors.
As head of global procurement, Mutsaerts is charged with developing strategies leveraging new sources, such as biotransformation, to enhance the company’s responsible sourcing program, secure the long-term supply of critical raw materials and foster partnerships with suppliers, Givaudan said. The executive joined the company in 1989 and most recently served as its head of global operations fragrances.