IFF has announced the appointment of Barry A. Bruno to the company’s Board of Directors as an independent director, effective February 8, 2022.
Bruno has been executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. since October 2021. He helped lead Church & Dwight’s growth in China and other international markets and has played a key role overseeing post-merger integration initiatives. Prior to joining Church & Dwight, Bruno held various senior leadership positions with Johnson & Johnson in its consumer, pharmaceutical and diagnostics business units.
With the addition of Bruno as an independent director, the IFF Board will comprise 14 members. In connection with this appointment, IFF has entered into a cooperation agreement with Icahn Capital LP and its affiliates, pursuant to which Icahn Capital recommended Bruno as an independent director.
Ed Breen, IFF lead director, said, “We are pleased to welcome Barry to the IFF Board. Barry’s leadership experience and track record with innovative, global consumer brands and deep international experience will benefit IFF’s shareholders, employees and customers as IFF executes its strategic and operating priorities.”
Bruno said, “I am honored to join IFF’s Board at this moment of great opportunity for the Company. IFF is an innovative, customer-centric leader in solutions with global reach and an impressive portfolio, and I look forward to contributing to IFF’s ongoing success.”
Carl Icahn, CEO of Icahn Capital, said, “Barry will make a strong addition to the IFF Board. IFF is well-positioned, with the right strategic and operating plan to capitalize on global market trends and opportunities.”