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IFF Creates Scientific Advisory Board

Posted: January 12, 2012

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has named members of its new scientific advisory board (SAB), an effort the company has undertaken to help boost innovation. The five scientists who make up the new board were chosen for their expertise in key R&D areas the company is targeting per its global strategic review.

The SAB will be led by IFF senior vice president of R&D Ahmet Baydar, and its focus will include bringing outside perspectives to the company’s R&D, raising scientific issues and opportunities, identifying new and compatible research partners, providing knowledge and background in particular areas of expertise, and helping to develop key personnel. “I am looking forward to engaging their fresh ideas and passion for our business and sharing the successful outcomes with our customers,” said Baydar.

Joining the board are:

Doug Tough, IFF’s chairman and CEO, said, “The addition of this high-quality SAB to our R&D group will help us develop innovative solutions in our flavors and fragrances business and better serve our customers’ needs. We anticipate that it will give us strong competitive advantage not only by tapping into the minds of the board members, but by leveraging their access to a global network of academics, high-level industry members and their associates.”