Credentials

Oct. 2004 - June 2021

Global President Scent & Care, Member of the Executive Board Symrise AG

- responsible for 3 global divisions (Fragrances, Cosmetic Ingredients, Aroma Molecules), 3,000 team members across 42 locations, 12 creative centers, 12 compounding plants, 5 chemical factories
- delivered industry leading growth of 6.2% CAGR from $ 750 Mio to $ 1.5 bn with average Ebitda margin of 19-21%
- blueprinted winning portfolio composition that has since become industry standard by combining seemingly unrelated Fragrance and Cosmetic Ingredients divisions to "Scent & Care" driving accelerated innovation and higher customer value creation
- leveraged backwards integration to address growing consumer demand for enhanced sustainability, transparency, traceability and naturalness achieving world's leading position a largest fragrance raw material supplier to the FMCG industry
- in collaboration with IBM Watson Research Center created the world's first fully functioning artificial intelligence system for perfumery, Philyra, capable of creating consumer-preferred fragrances fully autonomous from ground up
- successfully completed 8 acquisitions incl. Renessenz, Belmay, Manheimer, Intercontinental, Citratus

April 2001 - Sep. 2004

General Manager Coty Beauty Germany

- oversaw $ 220 Mio beauty business consisting of leading color cosmetic  (Rimmel Astor), fragrance (Celine Dion, Pierre Cardin) and personal care (adidas) brands across Germany, Austria and Switzerland
- restructured go-to-market organization for accelerated sales growth and enhanced profitability

August 1990 - March 2001

Marketing Director, P&G

- Marketing Director Pantene: successfully implemented global relaunch of world largest haircare brand across Western Europe 
- Marketing Director Fine Fragrances North America: successful integration of Giorgio Beverly Hills fragrance portfolio, launch of Boss Bottled, restructuring of go-to-market organization incl. business relocation from Santa Monica, CA to Hunt Valley, MD
- Global Brand Manager Hugo Boss: envisioned, developed and successfully launched iconic global fragrance franchise HUGO, Hugo Boss (Innovate. Don't Imitate!)