DSM-Firmenich has promoted Emmanuel Butstraen to the role of president of its Perfumery & Beauty business, effective 1 July.
Butstraen will replace Ilaria Resta, who is leaving DSM-Firmenich to become CEO of Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet.
Since May 2022, Butstraen has played an instrumental role in driving the merger of DSM and Firmenich and he will retaining his chief integration officer role.
Prior to his appointment as chief integration officer, Butstraen served as president of Taste & Beyond at Firmenich since 2018.
He also brings extensive experience in the personal care sector, having previously served as president of Solvay's Novecare global business unit.
Before that, he spent 17 years at BASF, where he held the position of strategy senior VP of the Agricultural Products division.
Butstraen holds a degree in agricultural engineering and an MBA from the University of Lille, France.
Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, co-CEOs of DSM-Firmenich, said: "We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Butstraen as the president of our Perfumery & Beauty business.
“His profound understanding of our customer base and exceptional leadership skills have consistently yielded remarkable results. With a deep understanding of consumers and a passion for fragrance, personal care and innovation, Emmanuel is set to further strengthen DSM-Firmenich as the partner of choice for our customers, empowering them to enhance and strengthen their brands."
In a related development, DSM-Firmenich has appointed Katharina Stenholm as chief sustainability officer, effective 1 July.
Stenholm joins the company from PepsiCo, where she led the European Sustainability function.