IFF and DuPont announce purpose and vision

20 May 2020 | News

Taste, Food & Beverage will represent approximately $6.1 billion in pro forma 2019 net sales for the combined company Image credit- shutterstock.com Image credit- shutterstock.com

International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)  and DuPont, building on the previously announced merger between IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences (N&B) business, have shared the new guiding purpose and vision, operating model and Executive Committee for the intended combined companyThe companies continue to expect that the transaction will close in the first quarter of 2021.

The combined company will be guided by a purpose and vision that touches on the core strengths of each business, helping unify the future organization toward one shared goal.

Bringing together IFF’s Taste division and N&B’s Food & Beverage segment, Taste, Food & Beverage will represent approximately $6.1 billion in pro forma 2019 net sales for the combined company. IFF’s Taste offering includes flavor compounds and natural taste solutions, such as Savory Solutions and Inclusions. N&B’s food and beverage portfolio includes natural and plant-based specialty food ingredients, such as Functional Solutions, Protein Solutions and Emulsifiers & Sweeteners.

The combined company’s Health & Biosciences (H&B) division will represent approximately $2.3 billion in pro forma 2019 net sales for the combined company. This division will contain N&B’s current Health & Biosciences business, with the exception of food protection, which will become part of the combined company’s Taste, Food & Beverage division. IFF’s legacy Health Ingredients and parts of Natural Products Solutions will also become part of the new H&B division. This portfolio will include sustainable, clean label and high-performance solutions such as Probiotics, Infant Nutrition, HMO, Fibers; Cultures, Food Enzymes; Home & Personal Care; Animal Nutrition; Biorefineries and Microbial Control.

The Executive Committee of the combined company will include-

Matthias Haeni, President, Taste, Food & Beverage

Mr. Haeni has led IFF’s Flavors division since 2014, where he has overseen the division’s strategy and commercial and creative execution. He previously held leadership roles for IFF’s Flavors business in EAME and Greater Asia.

Amy Byrick, President, Taste, Food & Beverage

Ms. Byrick has served as Platform Leader, Food and Beverage for N&B since 2019, where she has overseen the company’s specialty food ingredients business. She joined DuPont in 2017 as Global Business Unit Leader for DuPont Nutrition & Health.

Simon Herriott, President, Health & Biosciences

Mr. Herriott has served as Platform Leader, Health & Biosciences for N&B since 2019. In a 16-year career with DuPont, he has driven top-line growth and operational effectiveness through innovation and supply chain development. 


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