Shoji Kumasaka Named IFF Master Perfumer, Celebrated for Contributions to Perfumery
IFF, (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) (TASE: IFF), a leading innovator of taste, scent, and nutrition & ingredients, named Shoji Kumasaka Master Perfumer. The Company’s designation recognizes perfumers who have demonstrated consistent and outstanding levels of creativity and craftsmanship in the art of perfumery, and exceptional leadership in and measurable impact on the industry. Mr. Kumasaka, a nearly 50-year IFF veteran and its seventh Master Perfumer, has a storied career with success within hair care and personal care with wins that span the globe.
“Kumasaka-san embodies everything that is wonderful about IFF,” said Andreas Fibig, Chairman & CEO, IFF. “His commitment to his art, delivering beautiful fragrances to consumers all over the world, and sharing his knowledge with the next generation of perfumers are just some of the reasons he is treasured at IFF. And at a time of such uncertainty, it is a genuine pleasure to celebrate something so enduring.”
Born in Fukushima, Japan, Mr. Kumasaka was influenced at an early age by ancient Japanese literature. As a teenager, he read Tale of the Genji, written in the early 11th century. He became fascinated with the descriptions of how the aristocracy loved the smell of burning incense, and his lifelong passion for scent began. After college, he joined a Japanese fragrance house, starting his basic training in perfumery. In 1971, he joined IFF and studied with the Company’s legendary perfumer, Ernest Shiftan, before returning to Japan and focusing on hair care and personal wash.
Mr. Kumasaka said, “I have worked for IFF for 49 years. In that time, I have been so lucky to work at a job that I have loved for my whole life. I have been fortunate enough to train with Mr. Shiftan, my great mentor and benefactor. I have been able to travel and work globally, meet so many wonderful colleagues, and share what I have learned with young perfumers.” He continued, “When people ask me my philosophy of perfumery, I tell them what has guided me all my life: Simple is best.”
Nicolas Mirzayantz, IFF Divisional CEO, Scent, offered, “For nearly 50 years, Kumasaka-san has learned and shared great wisdom that benefits everyone in his sphere. As one of Mr. Shiftan’s apprentices, he is part of the storied continuum of passion and creativity that has been part of IFF from the start. His creations over the course of his career are part of the olfactive tapestry of consumers around the world. And his mentees will shepherd this knowledge and wisdom well into the future. I am so proud to count Kumasaka-san as one of IFF’s Master Perfumers!”
# # #
Welcome to IFF
At IFF (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris: IFF) (TASE: IFF), we’re using Uncommon Sense to create what the world needs. As a collective of unconventional thinkers and creators, we put science and artistry to work to create unique and unexpected scents, tastes, experiences and ingredients for the products our world craves. Learn more at iff.com, Twitter , Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Head of Investor Relations and Communications
About Business Wire
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Newmont Publishes 2019 Sustainability Report1.6.2020 16:00:00 EEST | Press release
Newmont Corporation (NYSE: NEM, TSX: NGT) (Newmont or The Company) today announced the publication of its 2019 Sustainability Report, Beyond the Mine, a transparent and comprehensive disclosure of the Company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. “Our sustainability report provides investors and other stakeholders a transparent and detailed look at look at our safety, environmental and social performance,” said Tom Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In 2019, we completed two transformative transactions whilst enhancing our ESG performance to align with our position as the world’s leading gold company.” Newmont’s 2019 sustainability highlights include: Achieving no workplace fatalities and conducting a global safety culture review, which identified several opportunities to enhance Newmont’s Fatality Risk Management program and improve the way fatality risks are managed Further strengthening management of tailings, whilst enhancing transparency through a
New Western Union research provides insight into the future of international education1.6.2020 16:00:00 EEST | Press release
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today shares a new report on “The Future of International Education,” in partnership with The Future Laboratory. The white paper highlights five new student profiles that will evolve from the shifting attitudes and behaviors of today’s youth. From Hybrid Thinkers to Greener Graduates, this new report predicts how academic institutions should adapt to meet these expectations. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200601005162/en/ Meet the students of the future: new student profiles uncovered in “The Future of International Education” (Graphic: Business Wire) The findings come as universities and colleges worldwide are evolving to navigate COVID-19, from moving online, to delaying term dates. Institutions can use the report to ensure the new policies they introduce align with the needs and priorities of interna
Zynga Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Istanbul-based Peak, Creator of Top Charting Mobile Franchises Toon Blast and Toy Blast1.6.2020 14:00:00 EEST | Press release
Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Peak, one of the most globally successful mobile gaming companies, for $1.8 billion. Peak brings a 100-person strong team and two Forever Franchises, Toon Blast and Toy Blast, that have consistently ranked in the top 10 and top 20 U.S. iPhone grossing games for over two years, respectively. These franchises add significant scale to Zynga’s live services and will be an additional driver of margin expansion over the coming years. Peak also enhances Zynga’s new game pipeline with additional projects in early development. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200601005142/en/ Zynga Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Istanbul-based Peak, Creator of Top Charting Mobile Franchises Toon Blast and Toy Blast (Graphic: Business Wire) Founded in 2010 by Sidar Sahin, Peak has developed the
Vivet’s Second Gene Therapy Product, VTX-803 for PFIC3, Receives US and European Orphan Drug Designation1.6.2020 14:00:00 EEST | Press release
Vivet Therapeutics announced today that both the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Commission (EC) have granted Orphan Drug Designation (ODD) for Vivet’s second gene therapy product, VTX-803, for the treatment of Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis type 3 (PFIC3). PFIC3 is a rare life-threatening and chronically debilitating condition due to progressive severe liver dysfunction, accompanied by jaundice, portal hypertension, hepatosplenomegaly and failure to thrive. The symptoms of the disease usually appear first in childhood with progressive cholestasis, evolving to hepatic failure, cirrhosis and need for liver transplantation. “We are very pleased to receive these designations which further validate Vivet’s efforts to treat rare inherited metabolic disorders. The FDA and EC have both recognized the unmet need for a safe and effective treatment of PFIC3 and the potential of VTX-803 to address such need. The field of Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholest
FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Impella RP as Therapy for COVID-19 Patients with Right Heart Failure1.6.2020 14:00:00 EEST | Press release
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Impella RP to include patients suffering from COVID-19 related right heart failure or decompensation, including pulmonary embolism (PE). Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD) manufactures Impella RP. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200601005257/en/ Impella RP is now FDA indicated for COVID-19 related complications, including pulmonary embolism. (Photo: Business Wire) Impella RP is a temporary heart pump that provides circulatory support for patients who develop right side ventricular failure. Five years of pre- and post-market clinical studies support Impella RP’s safety and efficacy. In 2017, Impella RP received FDA approval as safe and effective for treating right ventricular failure in the setting of acute myocardial infarction and after cardiac surgery. Biventricular cardiac support can be provided when Impella RP is
bitFlyer Europe and Quazard Partner to Bring First Ever Trading Competition to Botwars Ultimate Trading1.6.2020 07:00:00 EEST | Press release
Leading cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer, is partnering with crypto-trading game developer Quazard, to bring the first ever gamified trading competition to the Botwars Ultimate Trading universe. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200531005005/en/ bitFlyer and Quazard bring the first gamified trading competition to the Botwars Ultimate Trading universe (Graphic: Business Wire) The competition, which launches today, allows Botwars players to compete in a free to enter crypto-trading simulator to win real Bitcoin. This is the first trading competition to launch on Botwars, and the only live trading competition of its type. In Botwars Ultimate Trading, players need to build an army of trading robots (each representing a trade) and lead them into battle to conquer the cryptocurrency markets. Botwars is a real-time, gamified currency trading experience where you will learn new trading skills, unlock powerful new tradin
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom