International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., an innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, has appointed Dr. Gregory Yep to the role of Executive Vice President, Chief Global Scientific & Sustainability Officer, effective June 20th, 2016.
In this position, Dr. Yep has responsibility for the leadership and development of the Company's global R&D strategy. He will lead the company’s efforts in innovation, technological development and external collaborations, furthering IFF’s legacy of pioneering firsts. In addition, he will have responsibility for the company’s global sustainability efforts, a key enabler of its Vision 2020 business strategy.
“Greg’s appointment comes at a time when our dedication to R&D has never been more important to our success,” said Andreas Fibig, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With our 127 year legacy of pioneering firsts, we believe that Greg’s experience in science and passion for innovation will continue to fuel our Vision 2020 ambition of accelerated growth through differentiation.”
Mr. Fibig continued, “With this appointment, we are also elevating the visibility of our sustainability efforts and reconfirming its critical importance to IFF, our customers, our people, and our communities. Through this role and positioning within our organization, Greg will be an integral part of driving transformational change to expand our leadership position in sustainability. I welcome Greg to our Executive Committee team and look forward to all his contributions.”
Dr. Yep was most recently SVP of RD&A at The Kerry Group, responsible for creating strategy and implementation of technical platforms in the taste and nutrition, food and beverage and the biotechnology industry. Previously, he held the role of Senior Vice President of R&D at PepsiCo, where he created long-term science-based strategies for core ingredients and their impact on food, flavor, metabolism and nutrition and was also responsible for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), a facility aimed at expanding knowledge on sports nutrition and exercise science to enhance the performance and well-being of athletes. Prior to this, Dr. Yep was Global Vice President, Application Technologies at Givaudan Flavors and Fragrances. While there, he led a diverse global technology group and was responsible for R&D of taste and flavor delivery technology worldwide. Earlier in his career at McCormick & Company, he held roles of increasing responsibility in food science.