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Julia Raquet (left) and Ilaria Resta (right), new members of the IFRA Board
Julia Raquet (left) and Ilaria Resta (right), new members of the IFRA Board

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IFRA welcomes new Board members

The International Fragrance Association welcomed two new members of its Board of Directors at its online Board meeting on Friday 5 June.

Julia Raquet replaces Thomas Schröder as the representative from BASF, also taking on Thomas's previous role as IFRA's Treasurer.

Julia became Senior Vice-President for BASF's Global Business Unit Animal Nutrition and Aroma Ingredients on 1 June 2020. She had previously led the Global Sales & Business Management of BASF's Aroma Ingredients business. She has broad experience from senior roles in the company's portfolio of businesses.

Julia said, "It is crucial that the global fragrance industry is represented by a body that promotes the joy and emotion of fragrance while at the same time providing science-based Standards for responsible and sustainable use. I am honored and excited to join the IFRA Board and to actively pursue IFRA's vision of fragrance as a safe and essential part of life.”

Ilaria Resta becomes Firmenich's representative on the IFRA Board, replacing long-standing IFRA Board member Armand de Villoutreys.

Ilaria was named President, Global Perfumery at Firmenich in March 2020, and also joined the company's Executive Committee.

She brings more than two decades of experience in the consumer goods sector, having worked at Procter & Gamble since 1997 building iconic brands such as Tide, Ariel, Fairy, Swiffer, Duracell, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences and Aussie across Europe, the Middle East, China and North America. 

Ilaria said, "I look forward to bringing to IFRA experience from the client side, a passion to serve consumer needs, and love for perfume”.

Both women join the renewed IFRA Board, which took office earlier in 2020 under the chairmanship of Hans-Holger Gliewe. 

You can read more about Hans-Holger and the rest of the Board at

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The International Fragrance Association, founded in 1973, represents the interests of the fragrance industry worldwide. IFRA comprises seven multinational Regular Members and 21 national associations in four global regions representing hundreds of small and medium-sized fragrance ingredient manufacturers, as well as supporting members. Its mission is to promote the safe use of fragrance for everyone’s enjoyment.

Fragrances are a key platform technology used by consumer goods companies – for fine fragrances, personal care products, household care and more.

IFRA’s flagship safe use program, the IFRA Standards, applies safety management measures based on scientific assessment and the evaluations of an independent Expert Panel. The program is at the heart of the IFRA Code of Practice, which applies to all IFRA members globally, including members of IFRA’s 21 national associations. The Code also requires members to abide by local, national and international regulation, and to apply good manufacturing practices. 

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