Brussels, Belgium – October 24, 2023 – At the occasion of the 68th General Assembly held in Barcelona, Spain the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) has appointed Jean-Yves Parisot as its new President.
He succeeds to Louie D’Amico, President Taste & Wellbeing of Givaudan, who has been heading the association for the last three years (2020-2023).
Jean-Yves Parisot is the President Taste, Nutrition & Health of Symrise. He holds a degree in veterinary medicine of the École nationale vétérinaire de Lyon, and an MBA, Management of HEC-ISA Paris.
Jean-Yves will be chairing IOFI‘s twelve-member Board composed of six company member representatives and six association member representatives. His focus will be on continued industry volunteer engagement, fostering IOFI’s value proposition, stakeholder engagement and resource efficiency allowing IOFI to respond to the most relevant challenges.
In his inaugural speech Jean-Yves stated “I am extremely pleased to be elected President of such an important organization. IOFI is a guarantor for a predictable and sustainable business environment based on sound science and regulatory harmonization. I am proud to be the “captain” of such an impressive team and I am looking forward to working with my Board colleagues, the IOFI Secretariat and the multiple committees and working groups to fulfill our strategic objectives to the best interest of our fascinating industry.”
Founded in 1969, the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) is the global association representing the industry that creates, produces, and sells flavorings worldwide. With 18 regional and national associations and 11 major global companies as members, a management staff of scientific and regulatory experts located in Brussels and Washington D.C. and a network of top-notch industry volunteers, IOFI interacts with stakeholders around the world.