Symrise extends contract of CFO Olaf Klinger to 2028

Symrise has extended the contract of chief financial officer Olaf Klinger ahead of schedule until 2028 in recognition for his successful work leading its finance division since 2016.

With his comprehensive expertise and years of experience, Klinger (58) will continue to head the financial division of Symrise for another four years until January 2028.

Symrise said since his appointment to its executive board, he has supported the company with a number of strategic growth initiatives.

These include the accompaniment of many acquisitions, such as ADF/IDF in the USA, French fragrance experts Neroli and Romani, Canadian company Giraffe and Chinese company Wing Pet Food.

Milestones from his time in office are the issuance of numerous financing instruments, most recently the first ESG (Environment, Social, Governance)-linked bond by Symrise AG of €750 million last year.

“Symrise stands for sustainability and consistency. By prematurely renewing the extension of Olaf Klinger’s contract until 2028, we are sending a signal of continuity while underlining our recognition of his excellent performance,” said Michael König, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

“We look forward to continued collaboration with Mr. Klinger toward our common goal of continuously expanding the position of Symrise as a leading company in the industry,” he added.

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