Press release from Business Wire
IFF Appoints Ahmet Baydar SVP, Research & Development
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
IFF Appoints Ahmet Baydar SVP, Research & Development07:59 EDT Wednesday, September 22, 2010 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, announced that Ahmet Baydar has been appointed to the newly-created role of Senior Vice President, Research and Development. In this position, Dr. Baydar has responsibility for the leadership and development of the Company's global R&D strategy. He will lead the Company's efforts in innovation, technological development and external collaborations. For the past two years, Dr. Baydar served as IFF's Vice President, Global Fragrance Research and was responsible for overseeing the efforts of the fragrance synthesis, research perfumery, process engineering and naturals research groups. “I am delighted to have Ahmet join our senior management team,” said Doug Tough, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “He is an experienced and passionate leader who has thrived within our organization. His strong science-based expertise and proven track record of managing resources to drive innovative solutions make him an ideal person to lead IFF's long-term global R&D strategy. Further, this new position within our organization underscores our commitment to providing our customers with the best in technology and innovation.” Dr. Baydar has spent over 30 years collaboratively working among world-class R&D leaders within the flavor and fragrance industry. Prior to joining IFF, he spent three years with The Procter & Gamble Company, serving as Director of Shave Care and Integrated Shaving Systems R&D. He was also the Vice President of R&D-Personal Care at The Gillette Company, and held global flavor and fragrance leadership roles with Givaudan. Dr. Baydar holds a PhD in Heterocyclic Chemistry and a B.S. with First Class Honors in Chemistry from London University, UK. About IFF International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionery and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of brand understanding and consumer insight combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 32 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at www.iff.com.