Board of Directors

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The RIFM Board of Directors ensures the success of the organization’s long-range goals by overseeing RIFM’s direction and helping maintain its legal, financial, and ethical integrity.

Executive Committee

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Bhuvana Nageshwaran

Director, F & F

Ultra International Limited
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Veronique Scailteur, PhD

Director, External Relations Perfumery

Chanel SA
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Steve Tanner


Arylessence, Inc
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Robert Weinstein, PhD

President/CEO (Chair)

Robertet, Inc
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Christopher Choi, PhD, DABT, ERT

Vice President, Safety & Regulatory Affairs (Vice Chair)

Takasago International Corp USA


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Robby Gunawan

CEO (Treasurer)

PT Indesso Aroma
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Andy O’Shea

Senior Vice President

Berjé Inc
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Nicholas Pickthall


CPL Aromas Ltd
Thilo Bischoff
Thilo Bischoff

Senior Vice President Human Nutrition

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Ilaria Resta

President Perfumery

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Andreas Steiner

President, Fragrances North America

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Maurizio Volpi

Head of Fragrances

George Daher

Sr. Vice President of Global Product Safety, Regulatory Affairs and Green Chemistry (Secretary)

Estée Lauder
Ron Stark

President & CEO

Bell Flavors & Fragrances
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Rodolphe Quérou

Head of Regulatory Strategy and Product Stewardship


Nonvoting Liaison Guests

Martina Bianchini


International Fragrance Association (IFRA)
Farah K. Ahmed, JD


Fragrance Creators Association
Hussein Fakhry


International Federation of Essential Oils and Aroma Trades (IFEAT)

General Counsel

Tobey B. Marzouk, Esq

Marzouk & Parry, pllc