Award celebrates visionary leadership and contribution to global fragrance industry

Givaudan today announces its Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Andrier, will receive the prestigious Hall of Fame Award from The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) at the 2024 Fragrance Foundation Awards held in New York City on 5 June. The annual fragrance awards recognise and celebrate extraordinary individuals, innovations, and achievements within the US fragrance industry.

Gilles Andrier began his 30-plus year career at Givaudan in 1993, serving in a number of key roles including Head of Fragrances Operations, USA, Head of Consumer Products, Europe, Head of Fine Fragrances, Europe and Global Head of Fine Fragrances until he was appointed as CEO in 2005. Under his storied tenure, Givaudan has grown significantly where he has led the Company’s global expansion and redefined the Company’s strategic direction making Givaudan a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. His leadership has left an indelible mark in the fragrance industry.

Givaudan’s rich history emanates from the combination of cultures and capabilities of some of the world's greatest fragrance houses, including Roure, Chiris and Quest International. With strategic acquisitions, Gilles Andrier elevated Givaudan to unprecedented heights within the fine fragrance market. Under his guidance, Givaudan saw unparalleled global expansion and solidified its fine fragrance market leadership, supporting customers in creating iconic fragrance brands that consumers love.

“On behalf of Givaudan, I am incredibly honoured and humbled to be recognised by The Fragrance Foundation with the 2024 Hall of Fame Award. This award pays tribute to everyone at Givaudan for their creativity, passion and contribution to our wonderful fine fragrance industry,” said Gilles Andrier, Chief Executive Officer of Givaudan. “Being part of this beautiful industry, one of artistry and craftsmanship coupled with innovation, has profoundly impacted my life. The power of fragrances to evoke emotions, to stir memories and to bring joy to people’s lives is an enduring contribution that we can all be proud of.”

“Gilles Andrier is an exemplary purpose-driven leader whose strategic vision and passion for the fragrance industry is evident in everything he does and how he leads." said Linda G. Levy, President of The Fragrance Foundation. “He has been at the forefront of driving sustainability and DEI initiatives within his organisation, building community and bridging business goals with love for nature. We are extremely proud to bestow this honour in recognition of Givaudan’s heritage and to Gilles’ legacy.”

About Givaudan

Givaudan is a global leader in Fragrance & Beauty and Taste & Wellbeing. We celebrate the beauty of human experience by creating for happier, healthier lives with love for nature. Together with our customers we deliver food experiences, craft inspired fragrances and develop beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good. In 2023, Givaudan employed 16,260 people worldwide and achieved CHF 6.9 billion in sales with a free cash flow of 13.3%. With a heritage that stretches back over 250 years, we are committed to driving long-term, purpose-led growth by improving people’s health and happiness and increasing our positive impact on nature. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Discover more at

About Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty

Givaudan Fragrance & Beauty craft inspired fragrances to perfume lives and memories, and develop innovative beauty and wellbeing solutions that make people look and feel good all over the world. Nature is both our responsibility and our most precious muse. We are just as committed to sustainability as we are to creating innovative products that satisfy consumer needs and anticipate their desires. With a collaborative approach that favours co-creation, we have built a diverse portfolio across personal care, fabric care, hygiene, home care, fine fragrances, and beauty, reflecting our multidisciplinary expertise. This is Givaudan. Human by nature. Learn more at

About The Fragrance Foundation

The Fragrance Foundation (TFF) is the industry’s preeminent organisation that celebrates fragrance creation from the people and processes to the products that bring captivating scents to life. With its mission to inspire the world to discover the passion and artistry of fragrance, TFF sets standards of excellence for the industry and embraces the diversity of the marketplace. As the premier resource for all things fragrance, TFF informs and inspires through education and events. A not for profit trade association, the Foundation counts 200+ of the nation’s most foremost fragrance brands, houses, scent makers, and retailers as its members, expanding its roster to include independent brands. Founded in 1949, The Fragrance Foundation continues its commitment to growing its diverse community of scent makers, amplifying opportunities in the fragrance space, and engaging the fragrance enthusiast. TFF’s annual events include The Fragrance Foundation Awards, The Notables, International Fragrance Day, and Circle of Champions. For more information, please visit and our social channels including @FragranceFoundation on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

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