dsm-firmenich has announced the appointment of Emmanuel Butstraen as the new President of its Perfumery & Beauty business. Emmanuel Butstraen, will assume this role as of July 1, 2023 following a comprehensive handover from Ilaria Resta, while retaining his Chief Integration Officer role.

Ilaria Resta, the current president of the Perfumery & Beauty division - who succeeded Armand de Villoutreys in this role in 2020 - has chosen to leave the company in July to pursue a CEO position at prestigious Swiss watchmaker company Audemars Piguet.

Since May 2022, Emmanuel Butstraen has been playing an instrumental role in successfully driving the merger of dsm-firmenich. Supported by a senior team in the company’s Integration Management Office, Emmanuel will continue overseeing the integration while taking on the global leadership role of Perfumery & Beauty.

Prior to that, Emmanuel Butstraen served as the President of the Taste & Beyond division at Firmenich since 2018. He also served as the President of Solvay’s Novecare global business unit, a worldwide leader in specialty surfactants and a major player in polymers, amines, guar, and phosphorus derivatives. Previously, he spent 17 years at BASF, where he held the position of Strategy Senior Vice President of the Agricultural Products division. Emmanuel holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering and an MBA from the University of Lille, France.

In his new role as President of Perfumery & Beauty, Emmanuel will report to dsm-firmenich Co-CEO Dimitri de Vreeze.