This month Boet Brinkgreve was appointed to the position of CEO at Laboratoire de Haute Parfumerie et Beauté, followed by being appointed to Richemont's Senior Executive Committee (SEC).
Brinkgreve reports to Johann Rupert, chairman of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA (Richemont). Brinkgreve’s thirty-year career has been primarily in the chemicals, fragrances and flavor industries spanning the U.S., China and Europe. He joins Richemont from dsm-firmenich where he held a number of senior executive positions from 2007-2023, his latest role being president of Ingredients division & Group Procurement and a member of the dsm-firmenich’s Executive Committee.
Johann Rupert, Richemont chairman said, “[..] I also warmly welcome Boet Brinkgreve to Richemont and its Senior Executive Committee. Boet will establish and lead our new Laboratoire de Haute Parfumerie et Beauté to enable our six Maisons already involved in fragrance to reach critical mass in this highly competitive field, where scale is crucial. In partnership with the Maisons, and while respecting their unique high-end positioning, the platform will leverage resources across our Maisons to help develop the most refined creations and promising licenses. Boet’s role will be instrumental in enabling our Maisons to reach their full potential in this dynamic market, broadening their clientele base whilst enhancing the Maisons’ capabilities to meet the needs of their highly discerning clientele. With his deep knowledge of the fragrance industry, prior success in driving new ventures, remarkable track record in building winning international teams and commitment to sourcing sustainable ingredients, I am convinced that Boet will prove to be a notable addition to the Group.”