Scents, flavors and food and beverages ingredients manufacturer IFF has promoted Dr. Casper Vroemen to Chief R&D and Sustainability Officer, succeeding Dr. Gregory Yep who is leaving the company to pursue a new opportunity.

Currently Vice President of R&D, Health & Biosciences, Casper Vroemen will be based in Union Beach, New Jersey, and will become part of IFF’s Executive Leadership Team.

Through Greg’s leadership, we have established IFF as the go-to partner for science-backed solutions for the health, fragrance, nutrition and home and personal care markets,” said Frank Clyburn, IFF CEO. “We thank Greg for his many contributions, and wish him well in his future endeavors. We have a strong successor in Casper, who will continue to advance our innovation pipeline and sustainability efforts.

Vroemen joined IFF in 2004 as a scientist and project leader. Over the past two decades, he has assumed roles of increasing responsibility in research and development in Europe and the U.S. “During his tenure, he oversaw the company’s leading position in the protein engineering of industrial enzymes, contributed to the commercialization of multiple new technological advancements, and is a prolific inventor named on many patents,” said IFF in a statement.

As Chief R&D and Sustainability Officer, Vroemen will be responsible to further IFF’s efforts in innovation, leading the company’s global R&D strategy, technological development, innovation pipeline and external collaborations. Vroemen holds a Master’s of Science in Molecular Life Sciences and a doctorate in Molecular Biology, both from Wageningen University in the Netherlands.