Effective September 1st, Firmenich has appointed Benoit Fouilland as Chief Financial Officer. He will report directly to Firmenich CEO Gilbert Ghostine, as a member of the Company’s Executive Committee. He will also be the Secretary of the Finance, Audit & Risk Committee of the Board of Directors.
Having most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Criteo S.A., Benoit Fouilland brings “an outstanding track record in developing and transforming organizations to maximize business value”, as well as, according to the perfumes and aromas company, “a proven ability to build trust with investors, bankers, advisors and regulators.”
Benoit Fouilland replaces Eric Nicolas who has held the CFO role since 2011. Eric Nicolas has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Firmenich Group, responsible for Global Operations and Supply Chain, Digitalization as well as M&A and Corporate Strategy. He remains a member of the Executive Committee.
Benoit joins Firmenich with more than 20 years of international executive leadership and finance experience at market-leading technology companies, including British Telecom, Business Objects and SAP. A French citizen, Benoit will relocate from Paris to Geneva. He holds a Master’s in Management from the ESLSCA Graduate School of Business in Paris, a Master’s degree in Finance from Dauphine University in Paris and an MBA from INSEAD.