International Flavors & Frarances has appointed Gregory Yep Executive Vice President, Chief Global Scientific & Sustainability Officer, effective June 20, 2016.
Yep is charged with leading and developing the company’s global research and development strategy, as well as taking responsibility for the company’s global sustainability efforts.
“Greg’s appointment comes at a time when our dedication to R&D has never been more important to our success,” said Andreas Fibig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With our 127 year legacy of pioneering firsts, we believe that Greg’s experience in science and passion for innovation will continue to fuel our Vision 2020 ambition of accelerated growth through differentiation.”
Yep joins IFF from The Kerry Group, where he occupied the role of SVP of RD&A. Prior to that, he worked for PepsiCo as SVP of R&D and Givaudan, as Global Vice President, Application Technologies.
Yep replaces Ahmet Baydar, who announced his intention to retire earlier this year.