Michael Carlos


Michael Carlos, Director


French national, born in 1950


First elected 2015

    Michael Carlos started his career with Givaudan in 1984 as General Manager in Hong Kong. He became Head of the European Creative Centre in Argenteuil in 1992 where he was in charge of integrating the creative resources from Givaudan and Roure. In 1999, he was appointed Global Head of Consumer Products and then President of the Fragrance Division in 2004, a position from which he retired in 2014.

    Michael Carlos holds the following mandates in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange: member of the Board of Deinove SA. He also holds the following mandates: Chairman of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), Chairman of the Research Institute of Fragrance Materials (until November 2018), member of the Board of Manus Bio Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Scent Design SA.

    Michael Carlos holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.