Dr. Gregory Yep is International Flavors & Fragrances' new senior vice president and chief global scientific and sustainability officer. He will be responsible for leading and developing the company's global R&D strategy, as well as leading the innovation efforts, technological development and external collaborations. He will also be responsible for IFF's global sustainability efforts, in line with its Vision 2020 strategy. Dr. Gregory Yep will be replacing Dr. Ahmet Baydar on June 20, 2016, after Baydar's retirement.
Most recently the SVP of RD&A at the Kerry Group, Yep has plenty of experience with leadership and management, holding executive positions at Givaudan and PepsiCo as well.
“Greg’s appointment comes at a time when our dedication to R&D has never been more important to our success,” said Andreas Fibig, chairman and chief executive officer. “With our 127 year legacy of pioneering firsts, we believe that Greg’s experience in science and passion for innovation will continue to fuel our Vision 2020 ambition of accelerated growth through differentiation.”