Symrise has hired Marcus Leben to the newly created position of principal international chef of the savory business unit for Europe, Africa and the Middle East in the flavor and nutrition division. This role links the development and application technology departments and works closely with consumer research. Leben has 13 years of professional experience cooking at star-rated restaurants throughout Europe. In his new role, Leben’s main responsibilities include strategically expanding and supervising the company’s international chef’s network. In addition, he will also assume primary responsibility in developing chicken and beef flavorings.