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The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) News

The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) announced today that its prestigious Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Givaudan Chief Executive Officer Gilles Andrier 

The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) announced today that its prestigious Hall of Fame Award will be presented to Givaudan Chief Executive Officer Gilles Andrier at the 2024 Fragrance Foundation Awards to be held at Lincoln Center in NYC on Wednesday, June 5th. The annual iconic fragrance event recognizes and celebrates extraordinary individuals, innovations, and achievements within the U.S. fragrance industry. The highly anticipated event and awards ceremony will bring together the global fragrance community for one night to spotlight the contributions, commitment, and creativity of the individuals who influence the way the world discovers and wears scent.

Gilles Andrier began his 30-plus year career at Givaudan in 1993, serving in several key roles including Head of Fragrances Operations, USA, Head of Consumer Products, Europe, Head of Fine Fragrances, Europe, and Global Head of Fine Fragrances until he was appointed as CEO in 2005. Under his storied tenure, Givaudan has grown significantly where he has led the Company’s global expansion and redefined the Company’s strategic direction making Givaudan a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. His leadership has left an indelible mark in the fragrance industry.

“Gilles Andrier is an exemplary purpose-driven leader whose strategic vision and passion for the fragrance industry is evident in everything he does and how he leads. Our shared values and vision for the world of fragrance puts the people, products, and perfumers at the center,” said Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation. “He has been at the forefront of driving sustainability and DEI initiatives within his organization, building community and bridging business goals with love for nature. We are extremely proud to bestow this honor in recognition of Givaudan’s heritage and to Gilles’ legacy.”

“On behalf of Givaudan, I am incredibly honored and humbled to be recognized by The Fragrance Foundation with the 2024 Hall of Fame Award. This award pays tribute to everyone at Givaudan for their creativity, passion,, and contribution to our wonderful fine fragrance industry,” said Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer of Givaudan. “Being part of this beautiful industry, one of artistry and craftsmanship coupled with innovation has profoundly impacted my life. The power of fragrances to evoke emotions, to stir memories and to bring joy to people’s lives is an enduring contribution that we can all be proud of.”

Givaudan’s rich history emanates from the combination of cultures and capabilities of some of the world's greatest fragrance houses, including Roure, Chiris, and Quest. With strategic acquisitions, 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 supporting customers in creating iconic fragrance brands that consumers love. 

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. 

Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of the human experience by creating happier, healthier lives with a love for nature. Together with our customers, we deliver food experiences, craft-inspired fragrances, and develop beauty and well-being 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. 

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