IFF Appoints J. Erik Fyrwald as Next CEO

16.01.2024 - International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has appointed J. Erik Fyrwald as next CEO and member of the company’s board of directors, effective Feb. 6, 2024. He will succeed Frank Clyburn, who will remain with the IFF until the end of March and will continue to work in an advisory capacity until December 2024.

Fyrwald brings to IFF more than four decades of executive and operational experience in the nutrition, agriculture and chemicals industries. He most recently served as CEO of Syngenta. Prior to that, he was CEO of Univar Solutions and Nalco, in addition to holding numerous global and regional executive leadership roles at DuPont, where he spent 27 years.

Fyrwald has been a member of Syngenta’s board of directors since 2004 and serves as an advisor to the chairman. He also serves on the boards of directors of Eli Lilly and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.

Fyrwald received his bachelor’s degree from US University of Delaware in 1981 and participated in Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 1998.


International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF)

West 57th Street
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United States