IFRA's ultimate decision-making body is its Board, which brings together a representative of each Regular Member as well as regional representatives of the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America regions.
The Board meets approximately three times each year, led by the IFRA Chairman.
The President is responsible for the management of the Association and leads a team of professionals based in various locations around the world.
Hans Holger Gliewe
Maurizio Volpi (Givaudan)
Julia Raquet (BASF)
Eder Ramos (Symrise)
Hisaya Fujiwara (Takasago)
Christophe Maubert (Robertet)
Christophe de Villeplée (IFF)
Ilaria Resta (Firmenich)
Takamasa Hirai (T-Hasegawa)
Philippe Massé (Prodarom - IFRA’s French national association)
Miguel Zavala (Bell)
Andy O’Shea (Berjé)
Bhuvana Nageshwaran (Ultra International)
Observer - India
Hans Holger is the Chairman of the IFRA Board. He took up the role on 1 April 2020.
A German national, Hans Holger Gliewe has worked in the fragrance and flavor industries for forty years. He first joined Haarmann & Reimer GmbH, which later became part of Symrise, in 1980.
After holding several regional and global management positions he was appointed as a member of Symrise’s Global Executive Boards in 2009 as President of the Flavor & Nutrition Division. He later became Chief Sustainability Officer, based in São Paulo, Brazil.
Hans Holger was Chairman of the International Organization of the Flavor Industry (IOFI) from 2014 to 2016.
Martina became President of IFRA in June 2016. She has a passion for bringing together science and society, drawing from her multinational and multicultural experiences working across the chemical, agricultural, biotech, food, health
Martina has been educated at Louisiana State University, US; the Universities of Trier, Germany; the University of London,
She began her career at Monsanto and worked at Dow as Vice-President for EU Government Affairs & Public Policy and global advocacy lead for chemicals and health.
Until she joined IFRA, she was Vice-Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Environment and Energy Commission and Chair of ICC’s Green Economy Task Force. She also was a business delegate to inter-governmental bodies such as the OECD and served on several boards.
Vice-President, Scientific Affairs
Regulatory Affairs Director
Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager
Senior Toxicology Associate
Events and Communications Manager
Budget and HR Manager
Executive Assistant to the President
Regional Director APAC
Regional Director Europe
Maria Eugênia Saldanha
Regional Director LATAM (part-time)
Regional Issues Manager LATAM