Philippe Poirier


Global Head of Technology - Fragrances

Chemist by training, Philippe’s career developed first in the FMCG industry with roles at L’Oréal and SCJohnson in France, then at Reckitt Benckiser in France and the UK.

From front end innovation to in market support, Philippe has experienced most of the R&D activities related to the development of consumer preferred products covering household, personal care and consumer health categories (including brands such as Dettol, Finish, Airwick, Durex, Strepsils).

Philippe joined Givaudan in 2015 as Global Head of Fragrance Technology based in Argenteuil, France and is part of the Science & Technology Management Committee. In this role he is responsible for the internal / external promotion of Givaudan’s fragrance technologies, incubation, perfume analysis and sensory analysis.

  • Perfumes, emotions, and neurosciences