Firmenich names McCormick executive as Firmenich India MD

Firmenich names McCormick executive as Firmenich India MD

4:26 AM, 18th May 2016
Firmenich names McCormick executive as Firmenich India MD
Firmenich appoints Satish Rao as chairman and managing director of Firmenich India, effective July 2016.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Firmenich SA has appointed Satish Rao as chairman and managing director (MD) of Firmenich India, effective July 2016. Satish will be based in Mumbai, India and report to Armand de Villoutreys, president of the perfumery business and member of the global executive committee.

He joins Firmenich from his most recent role as VP for emerging markets at McCormick & Company Inc, a Fortune 1000 global food leader.

Satish is a proven business leader in the flavours industry with a solid background in sales, marketing and business development across India, US and China. Instrumental in McCormick’s entry into India, Satish has held several senior roles throughout his 20 years with the company, including managing director of McCormick India.

“India is a strategic high growth market for Firmenich where we are the market leader in perfumery and gaining great traction with our flavours business,” said Armand de Villoutreys, president of the perfumery business, Firmenich. “Under Satish’s leadership, we have great ambitions to grow our business and footprint in India, by putting our innovation and creativity to work to meet the needs of our customers and partners.”

“I am very excited to be joining Firmenich, a visionary company that stands for world-class research and creativity, with a cutting edge sustainability agenda,” said Satish Rao. “Drawing upon my experience of the flavours industry in India, I will make sure we unlock the market’s full potential, aiming to make a difference for our customers and their consumers through our innovation and operational excellence.”

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