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Our Management

The Board of Directors, together with the Executive Committee, constitute our governing body, ensuring that Givaudan runs according to Swiss and international business standards and practices.

Board of Directors

Board of Directors 2016

F.l.t.r. Michael Carlos, Victor Balli, Ingrid Deltenre, Thomas Rufer, Dr Jürg Witmer (Chairman), Lilian Biner, Calvin Grieder and Prof. Dr-Ing. Werner Bauer


The Board of Directors is responsible for the ultimate direction, strategic supervision and control of the management of the Company, as well as other matters which, by law, are under its responsibility.

Our board members have extensive knowledge of many areas of our business. Between them they bring over 250 years of professional experience across finance, strategy, R&D, marketing, regulatory affairs and, of course, the flavour and fragrance industry. It’s through their blend of diversity and high-level expertise that the Board of Directors makes an important contribution in leading our Company in a complex and fast-changing environment.


Meet our Board members

Executive Committee

Givaudan's Executive Committee 2016

F.l.t.r. Matthias Währen, Adrien Gonckel, Mauricio Graber, Willem Mutsaerts, Gilles Andrier, Simon Halle-Smith, Maurizio Volpi, Chris Thoen and Joe Fabbri


The Executive Committee, under the leadership of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is responsible for areas of operational management of the Company that are not specifically reserved to the Board of Directors.

With an average of 20 years’ experience in the Company, the Executive Committee members bring a wealth of industry knowledge. They meet on a monthly basis at Givaudan sites around the world.

Meet our Executive Committee members