INTERVIEW: Taking the long road to success

DSM-Firmenich personal care president Parand Salmassinia talks to editor Tim Probert about her fascinating journey to become global head of one of the world’s personal care ingredient suppliers, as well as her aspirations in her role at the newly-merged company

Parand Salmassinia is president of personal care at DSM-Firmenich. With close to 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, and originally from Persia, Parand talks to editor Tim Probert about her journey to become global head for one of the world’s personal care ingredient suppliers, as well as her aspirations in her role at the newly merged organisation

Tim Probert (TP): You have been President of personal care at DSM-Firmenich since January 2023. How have you found it?

Parand Salmassinia (PS): Very interesting! I have been in the personal care business all my life and I love it. For me, it’s much more than skin deep. 

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