On May 9, 2023, the Symrise Supervisory Board decided to prematurely extend the contract of CFO Olaf Klinger. Klinger will continue to head the financial division of Symrise for another four years until January 2028.
Michael König, chairman of the Supervisory Board shared, “Symrise stands for sustainability and consistency. By prematurely renewing the extension of Olaf Klinger’s contract until 2028, we are sending a signal of continuity while underlining our recognition of his excellent performance. We look forward to continued collaboration with Mr. Klinger toward our common goal of continuously expanding the position of Symrise as a leading company in the industry.”
Klinger has been responsible for the finance division since January 2016. Since his appointment to the Executive Board, he has supported the company with a number of strategic growth initiatives. These include the accompaniment of many acquisitions, such as ADF/IDF in the USA, French fragrance experts Neroli and Romani, Canadian company Giraffe and Chinese company Wing Pet Food. Milestones from his time in office were the issuance of numerous financing instruments, most recently the first ESG (Environment, Social, Governance)-linked bond by Symrise AG of €750 million last year.