Geneva-headquartered manufacturer of fragrances and flavours Firmenich has appointed Julien Firmenich as Vice President of Ingredients. In this role, effective July 1st, he will lead the Ingredients Business Unit with a focus on breakthrough innovation, creativity and long term value creation. Based in Geneva, he will report directly to Armand de Villoutreys, President of Perfumery & Ingredients.
Julien most recently held the position of VP, Product Strategy & Promotion, Ingredients, at Firmenich where he played an instrumental role in the business’ successful transformation, with a focus on product lifecycle and innovation management. Prior to joining Ingredients, Julien took on roles of increasing responsibility within Perfumery, from Fragrance Development Manager, to Body and Home Care Commercial, followed by Fine Fragrance Sales. Across these roles he developed a broad understanding of the world of perfumery and ingredients, from creativity to consumer insights, all the way to customer intimacy.
A Swiss national, Julien holds a Masters in Economic Science from HEC Lausanne and an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore. He lives in Geneva with his wife and daughter.