IFRA President

Martina Bianchini


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 and luxury goods sectors in a wide range of functions.

Martina has been educated at Louisiana State University, US; the Universities of Trier, Germany; the University of London, UK as well as the Harvard School of Public Health. She holds an MSc in Environmental Toxicology, a BSc in Earth Sciences and other continued education certificates.

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.

IFRA Chairman

Michael Carlos


Michael is the Chairman of the IFRA Board. He has more than three decades' experience in the fragrance industry and has worked for Givaudan in a series of global executive roles, becoming a member of the company's Board of Directors in 2015.

Michael 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 holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.

IFRA team

Global team


Cristina Arregui
Regulatory Affairs Director

David O'Leary
Communications Director

Matthias Vey
Scientific Director

Cécile Gonzalez
Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager

Amaia Irizar
Senior Toxicology Associate

Marta Varela
Events and Communications Manager

Sophie Varlet
Budget and HR Manager

André Coelho
Designer and IT

Lei Samekto
Executive Assistant to the President


Regional teams


Rohaya Mamat
Regional Director, IFRA APAC

Charles Laroche
Regional Director, IFRA Europe

Nicole Vaini
Regional Issues Manager, IFRA Europe

Maria EugĂȘnia Saldanha
Regional Director, IFRA LATAM

Eduardo Valle
Regional Issues Manager, IFRA LATAM