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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Juerg Witmer

69 2005 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

Gilles Andrier

56 2005 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer

Calvin Grieder

62 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tom Hallam

51 2017 Member of the Executive Committee, Chief Financial Officer

Simon Halle-Smith

51 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Global Human Resources

Chris Thoen

57 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Global Science and Technology

Joe Fabbri

59 2010 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Global EHS and Sustainability

Mauricio Graber

54 2006 Member of the Executive Committee, President Flavor Division

Willem Mutsaerts

55 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Global Procurement

Anne Tayac

49 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Givaudan Business Solutions

Maurizio Volpi

48 2015 Member of the Executive Committee, President Fragrance Division

Victor Balli

60 2016 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Werner Bauer

67 2014 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Lilian Biner

55 2011 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Michael Carlos

67 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Ingrid Deltenre

57 2015 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Thomas Rufer

65 2009 Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors

Peter Wullschleger

Head of Investor and Media Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Juerg Witmer

Dr. Juerg Witmer has been Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd since April 28, 2005. He is also Chairman of the Nomination & Governance Committee at the Company. He has served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director until April 27, 2005. He is Attorney by profession. He was first elected to the Board in 1999. He became CEO of Givaudan Roure, in 1999, and was in charge of Givaudan spin-off in June 2000. He joined Roche, in 1978, in the legal department and subsequently held a number of positions including General Manager of Roche Far East, a position he was appointed to in 1988, and became Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Roche headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, in 1990, and General Manager of Roche Austria in 1994. In 1982, he became Assistant to the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Roche Group, and, in 1984, he was transferred to Roche Hong Kong as Regional Manager of the Far East Pharma Division. Dr. Witmer has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Syngenta AG, Basel, a Director of the Zuellig Group Hong Kong and A. Menarini IFR Florence, Italy. From 2008 to 2012, he was also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Clariant AG, Basel. He has a doctorate in Law from Universitaet Zuerich, as well as a degree in International Studies from University of Geneva.

Gilles Andrier

Mr. Gilles Andrier is Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Givaudan Ltd since April 28, 2005. He joined the Company in 1993 as Fragrance Division Controller and Assistant to Chief Executive Officer. He later held various positions at the Company, including Head of Fragrances Operations in the United States and Head of Consumer Products in Europe. He was appointed Head of Fine Fragrances, Europe, in 2001, before becoming Global Head of Fine Fragrances in 2003. In addition, Mr. Gilles acts as Independent Non Executive Director of Albea SA, Member of the Board of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce, and Co-Chairman of the Board of the Natural Resources Stewardship Circle. He graduated with two Masters in Engineering degrees from ENSEEIH Toulouse and spent first part of his career with Accenture in Management Consulting.

Calvin Grieder

Mr. Calvin Grieder serves as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd. He joined the Company's Board of Directors in 2014. He is Member of the Compensation Committee and of the Science and Innovation Committee at the Company. He has been Chairman of the Board of Buehler and Member of the Board of Implenia AG. In 1980, Calvin Grieder started his career as Marketing Manager with Georg Fischer Ltd in Switzerland and continued in various executive positions at Swiss and German companies including Buerkert Controls Ltd., Mikron Machines Ltd, Swiss Industrial Company (SIG) Ltd and Swisscom Telecom Ltd, where he served as Head of the Mobile and Internet business and Member of the Executive Board. He has been CEO of the international engineering group Buehler since 2001. He holds the following mandates in companies that are non-quoted: Chairman of the Board of the Buehler Group, member in the Advisory Board of Swissmem and member in the Advisory Board of the ETH, Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering. He holds a Master of Science from the ETH Zurich and has completed an Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard University.

Tom Hallam

Mr. Tom Hallam has been Member of the Executive Committee and Chief Financial Officer of Givaudan Ltd since January 1, 2017. He began his career in the United Kingdom working in various industries and positions. He moved to Switzerland in 1996 to join Serono in Geneva, where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility including Financial Director for Manufacturing Operations, and in 2001 he was appointed Vice President, Corporate Finance. He joined Givaudan in 2008 as Group Controller, based in Vernier, Switzerland with responsibility for financial reporting and compliance, strategic planning and management of Givaudan’s business development process. He graduated from the University of Manchester, UK with a BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and subsequently qualified as a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Simon Halle-Smith

Mr. Simon Halle-Smith has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Global Human Resources of Givaudan Ltd since 2015. He began his career in 1991 in the pharmaceutical industry with Eli Lilly & Company in the UK, working in Clinical Trial Project Management, Sales and Human Resources. In 2004 he joined Quest as HR Director for the UK, before being appointed European HR Director in 2005. In 2007, when Quest was acquired by Givaudan, he continued as European HR director before being appointed Head of Human Resources for the Fragrance Division in 2009. He holds Bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom.

Chris Thoen

Mr. Chris Thoen has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Global Science and Technology of Givaudan Ltd since 2015. He began his career in enzymology and plant genetics with Plant Genetic Systems in Ghent before joining Procter & Gamble in Brussels in 1988. At P&G, he took on positions of increasing responsibility in the Fabric & Home Care and Personal Health Care division. In 2009, he became Managing Director of the Global Connect + Develop Office responsible for the Open Innovation with external partners at corporate level. He joined Givaudan as Head of Science and Technology for Flavours in 2011. He was appointed Head of Global Science and Technology in 2015. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Antwerp, Belgium

Joe Fabbri

Mr. Joe Fabbri has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Global EHS and Sustainability of Givaudan Ltd since 2010. He spent the first years of his career in various engineering roles before moving into operations management. Joe Fabbri joined Givaudan in 1989 as Operations Director responsible for commissioning the Canadian manufacturing facility. Moving to the USA in 1996, he was appointed Head of Operations at East Hanover, New Jersey. He later led various regional operations projects in Switzerland before becoming Head of Flavours Operations, EAME in 2001. In 2004 he was appointed Head of Global Flavours Operations, and then Head of Global Human Resources from 2008 to 2015. In addition to his Human Resources responsibilities in 2008, he became Head of Global Sustainability and in 2010 he was appointed Head of Global Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) alongside his Sustainability role. He graduated in mechanical engineering technology, and is a licensed Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada.

Mauricio Graber

Mr. Mauricio Graber has been Member of the Executive Committee and President Flavor Division of Givaudan Ltd since July 2006. He was President of the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) from October 2010 to October 2012. He began his career with the Company, in 1995, as Managing Director for Latin America with Tastemaker. When Tastemaker was acquired by the Company, he became Managing Director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean before becoming Vice President for Latin America in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Autonoma Metroplitana and a Masters degree in Management from JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in the United States.

Willem Mutsaerts

Mr. Willem Mutsaerts has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Global Procurement of Givaudan Ltd since 2015. He joined Givaudan in 1989, initially with responsibility for sales in Benelux, then moving on to become Regional Account Manager for the APAC region in Singapore before being appointed Head of Global Purchasing for Fragrances. In 2001, he took commercial responsibility for Fragrance consumer products in the EAME region. He has been based in Geneva since 2007 as Head of Global Operations Fragrances, and was appointed Head of Global Procurement in 2015. He has a degree in international marketing and is the holder of an MBA obtained at Golden Gate University in Singapore.

Anne Tayac

Ms. Anne Tayac has been Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Givaudan Business Solutions at Givaudan Ltd since July 2016. She began her career as a Quality Assurance coordinator with Robertet in Grasse. She joined Givaudan France in 1996 as Head of Quality Management before being promoted to Global Head of Fragrance Quality Management in 1998. She relocated to Vernier in 2003 where she assumed roles of increasing responsibility in Quality Management, Customer Care, SAP deployment change management, Fragrance and Flavour Supply Chain Excellence and was most recently responsible for leading Global Fragrance Operations. She has a Master’s degree in Flavors and Fragrances from Sciences University in Le Havre, France and in Analytical Control and Quality from Sciences University in Marseille, France.

Maurizio Volpi

Mr. Maurizio Volpi has been Member of the Executive Committee and President Fragrance Division of Givaudan Ltd since 2015. He began his career in consumer goods with P&G and Reckitt Benckiser in Italy, working in various marketing roles. In 2000, he joined Givaudan Italy as Account Manager in Milan before moving to Argenteuil in 2003 as Head of Marketing Consumer Products Europe. Maurizio Volpi subsequently took on roles of increasing responsibility at the global level: Head of Global Marketing Consumer Products, Head of Global Marketing and Consumer Market Research for both Consumer Products and Fine Fragrances, and World Account Manager for Unilever. He was appointed Regional Head of Western and Eastern Europe (WEE) for the Consumer Products business in 2012 and in 2015 became President of the Givaudan Fragrance Division. Mr. Volpi holds a degree in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

Victor Balli

Mr. Victor Balli has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd since March 2016. He is Member of the Audit Committee at the Company. He started his professional career in 1985, working as a Financial Analyst & Business Development Manager with EniChem International SA in Zurich and Milan. From 1991 to 1995, he worked as a Principal with Adinvest AG, a corporate finance advisory company with o.ces in Zurich, San Francisco, New York, and London. Mr. Balli held various positions at Minibar between 1996 and 2005, the latest of which as Chief Executive Officer EMEA as of 2005. Since 2007 he has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Barry Callebaut. He is Member of the Board of Niantic Finance AG. Mr. Balli has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen and a Master’s degree as a Chemical Engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Werner Bauer

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner J. Bauer has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd since 2014. He is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and Member of the Science and Innovation Committee at the Company. He started his career as a university professor in chemical engineering at the Technical University in Hamburg, Germany. After serving as the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Food Technology & Packaging and as Professor in Food Processing Technology at the Technical University of Munich from 1985 to 1990, he joined Nestlé as Head of the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne in 1990. After heading commercially Nestlé South and East Africa he joined general management as Executive Vice-President in 2002, responsible for technical, production, environment and R&D. In 2007 he became Executive Vice President and Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development, a post from which he retired in September 2013. He holds the following mandates in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange: member of the Boards of Lonza Group AG and GEA Group AG. He has held following mandates in companies that are non-quoted: Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Board of Nestlé Deutschland AG, and a member of the Board of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. He received a Diploma and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg.

Lilian Biner

Ms. Lilian Biner has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd since March 24, 2011. She is Member of the Audit Committee and of the Nomination and Governance Committee at the Company. Ms. Biner has senior management experience from retail and consumer goods companies. These posts have most recently included Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President with Axel Johnson AB (2007) and Head of Strategic Pricing, Electrolux Major Appliances Europe, a company she joined as Head of Human Resources (HR) and Organizational Development (2000). She has been Member of the Boards of Oriflame Cosmetics SA, RNB Retail and Brands AB, Thule Group AB, OJSC Melon Fashion Group and a-connect (group) ag. She is a graduate of the Stockholm School of Economics (BA/MBA).

Michael Carlos

Mr. Michael Carlos has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd since 2015. He is Chairman of the Science and Innovation Committee at the Company. He was Member of the Executive Committee and President Fragrance Division from January 1, 2004 until December 31, 2014. He started his career with Givaudan in 1984 as General Manager in Hong Kong. He became Head of the European Creative Centre in Argenteuil in 1992 where he was in charge of integrating the creative resources from Givaudan and Roure. In 1999 he was appointed Global Head of Consumer Products and then President of the Fragrance Division in 2004. He is Member of the Board of Deinove SA, Chairman of the International Fragrance Association IFRA and Chairman of the Research Institute of Fragrance Materials. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management and a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Ingrid Deltenre

Ms. Ingrid Deltenre has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd since March 2015. She is Member of the Nomination and Governance Committee and of the Compensation Committee at the Company. She has held several executive positions in the press and media including Director of Publisuisse from 1999 to 2004, and Director of a public TV broadcaster in German speaking Switzerland, Schweizer Fernsehen, from 2004 to 2009. In 2010, she became Director General of the Genevabased European Broadcasting Union (EBU) a position she still holds. She is Member of the Board of Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, and Member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post/DHL. She is a Businesswoman and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Educational Sciences from the University of Zurich.

Thomas Rufer

Mr. Thomas Rufer has been Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors of Givaudan Ltd since March 26, 2009. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee at the Company. In 1976, he joined Arthur Andersen, where he held several positions in the areas of Audit and Business Consulting, including Accounting, Organization, Internal Control and Risk Management. From 1993 till 2001, he acted as Country Managing Partner for Arthur Andersen Switzerland. He has been active as Independent Consultant in the areas of Accounting, Corporate Governance, Risk Management and Internal Control since 2002. Until May 2015, Thomas Rufer held the following mandates in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange: Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Berner Kantonalbank. He has held following mandates in non-listed companies: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Audit Oversight Authority and member of the Swiss Takeover Board. He is Swiss Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Haute Ecole d'Ingenierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud.

Peter Wullschleger