Symrise CEO hands baton to successor

Symrise CEO hands baton to successor

THE WHAT? Symrise boss Dr Heinz-Jurgen Bertram has announced that he is handing over the role of CEO to Dr Jean-Yves Parisot at the end of the month. Parisot currently heads up the Taste, Nutrition & Health unit.

THE DETAILS Bertram is retiring ‘in the best mutual consent’ after 21 years at the company, 15 of them as CEO. Parisot joined in ingredients supplier in 2014 and will continue to oversee the Taste, Nutrition & Health unit on an interim basis until a successor for this role has been found.  

THE WHY? Michael König, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG: “Heinz-Jürgen Bertram has shaped our company decisively. Thanks to his excellent work, Symrise today is a global industry leader and a well-respected member of the DAX-40 index. He has put the Symrise product portfolio on a broad, resilient footing. In addition to ensuring constant organic growth, he has sustainably strengthened the company through strategic acquisitions in important growth areas and has thus ideally positioned Symrise for the future. We are deeply grateful to Heinz-Jürgen Bertram for his achievements.

“We are excited that Jean-Yves Parisot, an internationally experienced executive from within the company, will take over as CEO. In close partnership with Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, he has successfully transformed Symrise into a leading player in taste and nutrition. Symrise will be in the best hands with Jean-Yves Parisot, and a trustful and smooth transition at the top of the company is ensured.”