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Firmenich Gains New Chairman and Director

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Effective July 4, 2016, Satish Rao will be filling his seat as chairman and managing director of Firmenich India. He will be based in Mumbai and will report to president of the perfumery business. Rao comes from the role of vice president of emerging markets at McCormick.

Satish Rao comes from a background in sales, marketing and business development in India, a proven leader in the flavor industry. He was instrumental in McCormick's India entry. He holds a master's degree in business administration as well as a master's degree in science from the University of Mumbai.

“I am very excited to be joining Firmenich, a visionary company that stands for world-class research and creativity, with a cutting edge sustainability agenda,” said Rao. “Drawing upon my experience of the flavors industry in India, I will make sure we unlock the market’s full potential, aiming to make a difference for our customers and their consumers through our innovation and operational excellence.”