RIFM Board of Directors


The Board consists of 15 voting members representing 13 fragrance ingredient manufacturers and 2 consumer product companies, all of which are RIFM Active members. The Board often invites guests, including representatives from the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the International Fragrance Association North America (IFRANA).

Executive Committee

Michael Carlos, President, Fragrance Division (Chair)
Givaudan Corporation

Shawn Blythe, Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs (Vice Chair)
IFF, Inc.

Kevin Renskers, PhD, Vice President, Corporate Safety & Regulatory Affairs (Treasurer)
Takasago International Corp. USA

Veronique Scailteur, PhD, Director, External Relations Perfumery 
Chanel SA

Steve Tanner, President/CEO (Secretary)
Arylessence, Inc.



Robert H. Bedoukian, PhD, President 
Bedoukian Research, Inc.

Armand de Villoutreys, President, Perfumery Division
Firmenich SA

Hans Holger Gliewe, Chief Sustainability Officer
Symrise AG

James H. Heinz, President & CEO
Bell Flavor and Fragrances, Inc.

Stephen R. Manheimer, Executive Vice President

Nicholas Pickthall, Director
CPL Aromas Ltd.  

Kelly M. Semrau, Sr VP, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability
SC Johnson

Christian Seufert, Global Management - Aroma Ingredients

Ferdinand Storp, PhD, President
drom Fragrances GmbH & Co KG 

Robert Weinstein, PhD, President & CEO
Robertet, Inc.


Non-Voting Liaison Guests

Martina Bianchini, President
International Fragrance Association (IFRA)

Farah K. Ahmed, JD, President & CEO
Fragrance Creators Association


General Counsel

Tobey B. Marzouk, Esq, Marzouk & Parry, pllc