Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty Announces Key Leadership Changes

Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty is delighted to share the global leadership changes of our Consumer Products and Fine Fragrance business effective February 1st, 2021.

After more than 30 years at Givaudan, Colin O’Neill, Global Head of Consumer Products, Fragrance & Beauty has decided to retire at the end of April 2021. Colin joined Givaudan in 1990 and has held many positions before becoming the Global Head of Consumer Products in 2007. In this role, Colin has led our business in a time of great change, driving growth, and ensuring Givaudan continued to deliver great fragrances for our customers’ brands. After his retirement, he will continue to support us as a consultant on some key business initiatives. We are enormously thankful for his dedication and contribution to the success of the business during his tenure.

Felix Mayr-Harting, Global Head of Consumer Products – Fragrance and Beauty, Givaudan

Givaudan has announced that Felix Mayr-Harting is appointed Global Head of Consumer Products – Fragrance & Beauty, effective February 1st, 2021. Felix brings 28 years of experience in the Fragrance industry and a deep knowledge of Givaudan. Felix has been the Global Head of Fine Fragrances since 2008, successfully leading the business in all regions of the world. Prior to this, he was responsible for the Consumer Products business of Givaudan in North America, leading the integration in that region with Quest International and before that he held the role of World Account Manager for Unilever.

Xavier Renard, Global Head of Fine Fragrances, Givaudan





Concurrently, Givaudan is also pleased to announce that Xavier Renard is appointed Global Head of Fine Fragrances, effective February 1st, 2021. Xavier will be responsible for leading the global Fine Fragrance business from creation, to development and sales. Xavier brings many years of experience in the Fragrance industry and a deep knowledge of the business with a strong track record in managing complex businesses and organisations. Xavier is currently the Head of Fine Fragrances for Europe.


Oriol Segui, Head of Fine Fragrances- Europe, Givaudan

Following the appointment of Xavier Renard as Global Head of Fine Fragrances, we are pleased to announce that Oriol Segui is appointed Head of Fine Fragrances Europe, effective February 1st, 2021. Oriol brings 23 years of experience in the Fragrance industry and a deep knowledge of the European Fine Fragrances market and customers. Oriol is currently the Commercial Director Fine Fragrances Europe, a role he has held since 2014 and that he has led very successfully.

Maurizio Volpi, President of Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty, said: “I would like to thank Colin for the many years of loyal service and leadership at Givaudan. These changes in the organization bring together an inspiring team of leaders that will preserve a corporate culture that values the products that we create and our customers that we support around the world.”

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