International Flavors & Fragrances (New York) has announced that Marcello Bottoli and Linda Buck have been elected to the company’s board of directors. Bottoli has served as president and CEO of Samsonite Corp. since March 2004. Buck shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for research on the sense of smell, which clarified the intricate biological pathway from the nose to the brain that allows people to differentiate smells. Buck currently serves as associate director of basic sciences at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and affiliate professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Washington.
With these additions, IFF’s board of directors is now comprised of 10 independent members as well as Robert Amen, chairman and CEO of IFF, for a total of 11 directors. Of the additions, Amen said, “Linda and Marcello are exceptionally talented individuals who add to the diversity of viewpoint, background and experience of our board, strengthening our company.”