Givaudan’s CEO Gilles Andrier welcomed into The Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame

Award celebrates visionary leadership and contribution to global fragrance industry

06 Jun 2024 · 12:00 CEST
Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation and Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer Givaudan
Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation and Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer Givaudan
Photo credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Fragrance Foundation

Givaudan today announces its Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Andrier, joined The Fragrance Foundation Hall of Fame, marking a distinguished career and contribution to the global fragrance industry. He was honoured during its annual awards ceremony that took place last night in New York City, where the fine fragrance industry’s most significant contributors and creative achievements were celebrated.

Under his leadership, Givaudan has expanded globally, acquired more than 20 companies and grown from 5,000 to more than 16,000 people. During that time, the valuation of the Company has multiplied by 10 to CHF 35 billion. He has redefined the Company’s strategic direction making Givaudan a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing, and left an indelible mark on the fragrance industry.

“This is the first time a fragrance house has received this prestigious award, which makes it even more special and meaningful for me and for Givaudan. It is an honour to be a part of this industry that celebrates our shared humanity, and for us at Givaudan helping people live happier and healthier lives, with love for nature. I also want to pay tribute to all of the perfumers for their craftsmanship and contribution. They truly make magic and I feel incredibly fortunate to work alongside such talented individuals and teams.”

Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer of Givaudan

The Company’s rich heritage originates from the combination of cultures and capabilities of some of the world's greatest fragrance houses, including Roure, Chiris and Quest International. With the strategic decision to acquire Quest International in 2007, Gilles Andrier elevated Givaudan to unprecedented heights within the fine fragrance market. Under his guidance, Givaudan saw unparalleled global expansion and solidified its fine fragrance market leadership. This is evidenced by iconic fragrance successes such as One Million, Infusion d’Iris Prada, Bombshell Victoria Secret, Good Girl Carolina Herrera, Prada Paradoxe, MYSLF YSL, or Interparfums’ ‘I want Choo’. Today he remains deeply committed to preserving and nurturing this heritage through his support of the Givaudan Perfumery School and its emerging new generation of talented perfumers.

Watch the acceptance speech from Gilles Andrier

“Inducting Gilles Andrier as our Hall of Fame Honoree was a high point of our iconic event. As the most prestigious award in the fragrance industry, Gilles’ distinguished career epitomizes a leader whose values and vision are shared at The Fragrance Foundation, celebrating the artistry and passion of fragrance with a steadfast focus on the creative perfumers. Gilles is also an exceptional leader who has embraced our number one priority of diversity, equity and inclusion at every stage of his career and championed it within the Company, and across our industry, said Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation.”

About Givaudan
Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2023, Givaudan employed 16,260 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.9 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 13.3%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at

About Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty
Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty craft inspired fragrances to perfume lives and memories, and develop innovative beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good all over the world. Nature is both our responsibility and our most precious muse. We are just as committed to sustainability as we are to creating innovative products that satisfy consumer needs and anticipate their desires. With a collaborative approach that favours co-creation, we have built a diverse portfolio across personal care, fabric care, hygiene, home care, fine fragrances, and beauty, reflecting our multidisciplinary expertise. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Learn more at

About The Fragrance Foundation
The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) is the industry’s preeminent organization that celebrates fragrance creation from the people and processes to the products that bring captivating scents to life. With its mission to inspire the world to discover the passion and artistry of fragrance, TFF sets standards of excellence for the industry and embraces the diversity of the marketplace. As the premier resource for all things fragrance, TFF informs and inspires through education and events. A not for profit trade association, the Foundation counts 200+ of the nation’s most foremost fragrance brands, houses, scent makers, and retailers as its members, expanding its roster to include independent brands.

Founded in 1949, The Fragrance Foundation continues its commitment to growing its diverse community of scent makers, amplifying opportunities in the fragrance space, and engaging the fragrance enthusiast. TFF’s annual events include The Fragrance Foundation Awards, The Notables, International Fragrance Day, and Circle of Champions. For more information, please visit and our social channels including @FragranceFoundation on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

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Pauline Martin, Fragrance & Beauty Communications