New president for drom’s North American subsidiary


New York/Baierbrunn, December, 2017
22 years after taking on his initial position as Global Account Manager at drom Paris, Bertrand Lemont returns to drom as the new president of drom North America.


Lemont, who started his career at Kao Corporation in France in 1994, can look back on more than two decades of experience in the fragrance and beauty industry spanning across a wide range of product categories, including Fine Fragrance, Beauty Care, Fabric Care and Home Care. Most recently he served as an industry consultant, using his in-depth market knowledge to support a variety of organizations, from investment funds to large beauty companies, in their creative process development and fragrance strategy.

In his new position, he will be driving drom’s strategy for the US and Mexico and will be responsible for all related customers, as well as future business development. “I am thrilled to be back at drom,” says Lemont. “I have always been very fond of the company and its people. It is also a very exciting time for drom US. In the current US market environment drom has an amazing opportunity to capture market shares within the mid-size high growth domestic brands. These brands are looking for the right partner like us that can provide highly creative solutions to their needs while being very agile and quick to market.

After joining the sales team of International Flavors & Fragrances France in 2000, he was transferred to the New York fine fragrance sales team in 2002 and has held several managing positions within IFF since then.

Throughout his career he has been managing fine fragrance accounts such as Estee Lauder, Yves Rocher, L’Oreal, Unilever Prestige, Coty, and Avon among others and also has extensive experience in leading global creative and innovation teams.

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drom fragrances ( has been creating and producing extraordinary fragrances since 1911. drom’s goal since then has always been to design amazing scents through a unique combination of outside-the-box creativity, up-to-date trend insight and high-quality materials. Headquartered in Munich, Germany with a network of worldwide subsidiaries, drom’s success has spread over four major regions: Europe, Asia Pacific, The Middle East, and The Americas. Taking pride in and continuing the family tradition, drom is now managed by Dr. Ferdinand Storp and Dr. Andreas Storp - the third generation of the Storp family. With revenues exceeding $180 million and 480 employees, drom is one of the world’s top ten fragrance houses.

In addition to Fine Fragrances, drom also produces fragrances for the Cosmetics & Toiletries, Hair and Home Care segments, and in Multimedia & Entertainment. High-tech production facilities in Europe, the U.S., China and Brazil, as well as representatives and subsidiaries on every relevant continent, ensure the necessary customer proximity and an annual production capacity of roughly 45,000 tons. Uniform production standards guarantee that drom’s high quality requirements are always met worldwide.

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