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Robert Amen

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
New York, NY, USA

Robert M. Amen was elected Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IFF on July 1, 2006. Mr. Amen most recently served as President of International Paper Company, retiring from that post in March 2006.

During his 26 years with International Paper, Mr. Amen played a major role in developing the company’s international strategy and, more recently, in transforming the company’s operations and business focus to accelerate performance. He was named president of International Paper in 2003, having previously served as executive vice president of the company from 2000-2003 and president of International Paper Europe from 1996-2000.

He is currently a member of the Wyeth Board of Directors, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Deming Center at Columbia University.  In addition, he is a member of the Board of the Inner City Scholarship Fund and the Personal Care Products Council.  He also serves on the Leadership Committee of the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund.   Mr. Amen is a Knight of Malta.Robert Amen has a bachelor's degree in economics from Boston College and a master's degree in business administration from Columbia University.

IFF is a leading creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods.  Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionary and food products.   The Company leverages its competitive advantages of brand understanding and consumer insight combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings.  A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 30 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our Web site at  ww.iff.com.



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