Firmenich has announced the appointment of Francesco Riosa as Vice President, Fine Fragrance Europe.
Riosa joins Firmenich from Richemont where he held the role of Vice President, Global Marketing for the Panerai watch brand. Prior to this, he has held numerous senior roles across the fragrance industry, including GM for Prada Fragrances at Puig, Director, Perfumes at LVMH-owned Dior, and European Area Manager for L’Oréal Luxe’s fragrance unit.
“I am happy to welcome Francesco Riosa as the head of our European teams to further drive business success in Europe,” commented Jerry Vittoria, President, Fine Fragrance Worldwide. “His leadership and fresh vision of the market will be crucial in challenging new development opportunities and strengthening the future of Fine Fragrance in the region.”
Francesco Riosa added, “I have always been passionate about perfumes and I am thrilled to join the company that believes passion and emotion can be harnessed for the greater good. I look forward to helping to drive creativity and innovation at a time of opportunity and transformation.