Frutarom hires new GM of global health business

Frutarom hires new GM of global health business

Riemensperger joins Frutarom after serving as global head of food ingredients for BASF.

Frutarom Industries Ltd., one of the ten leading flavors and fine ingredients houses in the world appoints Holger Riemensperger General Manager of its Global Health Business Unit. 

Riemensperger joins Frutarom after a successful and challenging career, first with AkzoNobel Chemicals Corp., then with Cognis Corp. and most recently with BASF after they acquired Cognis at 2010 as Global Head of Food Ingredients. At Cognis/BASF, Riemensperger was responsible for global sales; strategy development and implementation; and new business development, including evaluation of potential strategic acquisitions.

Riemensperger brings with him extensive and diverse experience, having progressed from production and process development into sales and marketing before rapidly taking the lead as head of operations. Riemensperger’s expertise spans operations, sales and marketing and crosses into business and management.

"I'm very pleased to welcome Holger Riemensperger to Frutarom as the General Manager of the Health Business Unit,” says Ori Yehudai, President & CEO of Frutarom. “I’m convinced that under Holger’s leadership Frutarom’s Health Business Unit will continue to grow and show strong performance based on its solid foundations and devoted team. Holger’s global experience, coupled with team passion, will enable the Health Business unit to face the dynamic market challenges in order to continue developing Frutarom’s global service, bringing the highest quality nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetic ingredients to our customers and, through them to the consumer.”

"As a global specialty fine ingredients supplier, we will continue to reach out to clients, drawing on our history as a core supplier of science-backed nutraceutical ingredients with proven superior efficacy while facing the growing consumer awareness and regulatory demands,” says Riemensperger. “We’ll continue to combine high-level customer focus with attention toward growth in adjacent markets and applications, offering a complete portfolio to our customers, based not only on products but also on technologies, services and improved business models.”


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