IFF Names Dirk Lauven Master Perfumer

Dirk Lauven is a 30-year industry veteran and IFF's eighth master perfumer.
Dirk Lauven is a 30-year industry veteran and IFF's eighth master perfumer.

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has named Dirk Lauven a master perfumer, making him IFF’s eighth master perfumer. 

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The title of master perfumer recognizes Lauven's career achievements, track record of commercial excellence and entrepreneurial contributions to the global perfumery industry.

Lauven is a 30-year industry veteran and joined IFF in 2017 with the acquisition of Fragrance Resources, where he served as CEO Europe and vice president senior perfumer.

Nicolas Mirzayantz, president, Scent said, “Dirk’s exceptional passion, creativity and commitment to his craft are unrivaled in our sector. He is respected across the world of perfumery for his incredible entrepreneurial enthusiasm and the new opportunities he has unlocked for his colleagues and our business. Dirk adds a unique commercial focus to the ranks of IFF’s master perfumers, and I am truly honored to work closely alongside him.”

Andreas Fibig, chairman and CEO, IFF said, “Since joining the IFF team in 2017, Dirk has demonstrated a remarkable passion for his work, inspirational creativity and a one-of-a-kind drive to translate innovation into commercial results. Dirk is incredibly deserving of this honor, and I look forward to seeing all that he will accomplish as master perfumer.”

Lauven said, “I have loved every minute of my fragrance career and it is a special honor to be named IFF master perfumer. Moving a creation from a molecule to a fragrance and ultimately to the customer is a fascinating experience. I look forward to now mentoring IFF’s developing perfumers on the art of perfumery, while bolstering their skills in business management and entrepreneurship, leadership and customer relations.”


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