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Firmenich Appoints Sarah Reisinger as Chief Research Officer

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Sarah Reisinger, Ph.D. chief research officer, Firmenich.

Firmenich has appointed Sarah Reisinger, Ph.D. as chief research officer, effective July 1, 2021.

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Reisinger will succeed professor Geneviève Berger, who is staying on as a strategic advisor to the CEO, before her retirement from the group on December 31, 2021

In her new role, Reisinger will lead Firmenich through new scientific excellence, building on the group’s record. She will report to the group CEO, Gilbert Ghostine, as a member of his executive team. 

Ghostine said, "Sarah brings a unique blend of world-class experience in management of research and development, both in start-up as well as larger organization structures, with a strong background in biotechnology, augmented discovery and open innovation. I am very proud to welcome her to my executive team. Firmenich is shaping the future of fragrance and taste, and this next-generation appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers, providing cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions that match the fast-evolving needs of consumers.”

Reisinger said, “I am excited to have this opportunity to build on our amazing legacy of scientific excellence by leading Research into fast evolving scientific domains and embracing new technology for our changing world. Our team’s multidisciplinary and global approach to innovation in perfume, taste and ingredients are immense assets to deliver breakthrough solutions for our clients."

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