THE WHAT? Firmenich has named Ilaria Resta as President of Perfumery, effective July 1, 2020.
THE DETAILS Resta’s appointment follows the announcement of the retirement of incumbent Armand de Villoutreys on June 30, 2020. Resta joins the flavors and fragrances company from Procter & Gamble, where she was Vice President, North America Hair Care, on March 2, 2020 to ensure a smooth handover.
“I warmly welcome Ilaria to Firmenich’s Executive Committee as President of our Perfumery business,” says Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich. “Ilaria is an inspiring leader with a great track record of empowering people, building iconic brands and outperforming markets. With her deep consumer understanding and passion for fragrance and innovation, I am confident she will be a partner of choice for our customers to make their brands stronger.”
THE WHY? Resta brings an outstanding track record in delivering superior growth by building iconic brands, leading disruptive business models and developing a positive culture as well as winning teams, not to mention industry contacts galore.