Symrise: Chief Financial Officer Olaf Klinger – contract extended ahead of schedule. At its meeting on May 9, 2023, the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG prematurely extended the contract of Chief Financial Officer Olaf Klinger. With his extensive expertise and years of experience, Olaf Klinger will lead Symrise’s finance department for another four years until January 2028.
Symrise: Chief Financial Officer Olaf Klinger – contract extended ahead of schedule – sign of continuity
Michael König, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “Symrise stands for sustainability and consistency. With the early, renewed extension of Olaf Klinger’s contract until 2028, we are sending a signal of continuity and at the same time underscoring our appreciation for his outstanding performance. We look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Klinger on our joint journey to continuously expand Symrise’s position as a leader in its industry.”
Olaf Klinger (58) has been responsible for Finance since January 2016.
Since his appointment to the Executive Board, he has supported the company in a number of strategic growth initiatives. For example, he has been involved in numerous company acquisitions, such as ADF/IDF in the USA, the French fragrance specialists Neroli and Romani, the Canadian company Giraffe, and the Chinese company Wing Pet Food. Milestones of his tenure included the issuance of numerous financing instruments, most recently Symrise AG’s first ESG (Environment, Social, Governance)-linked promissory bill in the amount of €750 million last year.
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances and flavors, cosmetic base and active ingredients, and functional ingredients. Its customers include perfume, cosmetics, food and beverage manufacturers, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of food supplements and pet food. With sales of around €4.6 billion in fiscal 2022, the company is one of the world’s leading suppliers. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group has more than 100 subsidiaries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
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