Head of Global Science & Technology
Joined in 2011
Born in 1960
American and Belgian national
Appointed in 2015
Chris Thoen began his career in enzymology and plant genetics with Plant Genetic Systems in Ghent before joining Procter & Gamble in Brussels in 1988. At P&G, he took on positions of increasing responsibility in the Fabric & Home Care and Personal Health Care division. In 2009, he became Managing Director of the Global Connect + Develop Office responsible for the Open Innovation with external partners at corporate level. Chris Thoen joined Givaudan as Head of Science and Technology for Flavours in 2011. He was appointed Head of Global Science & Technology in 2015.
Chris Thoen holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Antwerp, Belgium.