Jean-Yves Parisot to take helm at Symrise

German personal care ingredient maker Symrise has appointed Jean-Yves Parisot to become its new chief executive at the end of March.

Parisot will replace Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, who has served 15 years as CEO of Symrise, on 31 March.

Bertram is retiring after 21 years of service at Symrise, of which 19 were served as a member of the its executive committee.

Parisot (pictured) joined Symrise in 2014 and currently oversees its Taste, Nutrition & Health business unit.

He will continue to do so on an interim basis until a successor for this role has been identified.

Prior to his time at Symrise, Parisot had global leadership roles at Pfizer, Rhone Poulenc/Rhodia, Danisco, Air Liquide and the Diana Group prior to its merger with Symrise.

He studied veterinary medicine and holds a MBA degree from HEC Paris.

Symrise’s supervisory board also renewed the contract of Parisot for another four years until the end of September 2028.

“We are excited that Jean-Yves Parisot, an internationally experienced executive from within the company, will take over as CEO,” said Symrise supervisory board chairman Michael König.

“In close partnership with Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, he has successfully transformed Symrise into a leading player in taste and nutrition. Symrise will be in the best hands with Jean-Yves Parisot, and a trustful and smooth transition at the top of the company is ensured,” he added.

“Heinz-Jürgen Bertram has shaped our company decisively. Thanks to his excellent work, Symrise today is a global industry leader and a well-respected member of the DAX-40 index. He has put the Symrise product portfolio on a broad, resilient footing.”

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