Firmenich promotes Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat to Global Head of Sustainability


The Geneva-based flavour and fragrance company created a new position for the climate change expert

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Dr Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat

Dr Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat

Firmenich has appointed Dr Bérangère Magarinos-Ruchat to Global Head of Sustainability.

In the newly created role, she will lead the company’s environmental objectives.

Previously VP of Sustainability Partnerships, a position she has held since 2010, Magarinos-Ruchat was responsible for creating collaborations with global warming-focused organisations to address the challenges within the fragrance industry.

Magarinos-Ruchat said: “I am deeply honoured to be leading our sustainability agenda, in close collaboration with our key partners to make a positive societal impact.

“I would like to acknowledge my colleagues for their high level of engagement as we shape the next chapter of our sustainability journey together.”

This year, Magarinos-Ruchat was recognised by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development at the Leading Women Awards for her leadership in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich, added: “With Bérangère’s expertise and passion for sustainability, I look forward to taking our legacy of responsible business to the next level for the benefit of both present and future generations.”

Magarinos-Ruchat has a PhD in International Relations from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, New York, as well as a postgraduate in Public Private Partnership Management from Cambridge University and a postgraduate in Social Innovation from Stanford.

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She is a Founding Board Member of the Toilet Board Coalition and sits on the Investment Committee of the Livelihood Funds as well as the Steering Committee of the Juice CSR Platform.