Ex-Procter & Gamble Ilaria Resta will succeed Armand de Villoutreys as President of Firmenich’s Perfumery and Ingredients business. Mrs Resta most recently served as Vice President of North America Hair Care at Procter & Gamble.

Mrs Resta will join on March 2nd, 2020 and will officially take over the leadership of Perfumery on July 1st, 2020, following a handover period and the retirement of Mr. de Villoutreys after a tenure of over 21 years with the company.

Resta joins Firmenich with more than 22 years of experience in building iconic brands at Procter & Gamble. She has held leadership roles across its Beauty, Fabric and Home Care markets in Europe, North America and globally. An Italian and Swiss citizen, Resta has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Economics from the University of Naples and a Master’s degree in Financial Mathematics. She will relocate from the US to Geneva with her family.