Andreas Fibig is a global business leader, with more than 25 years of international experience, including executive responsibilities in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia.
In September, 2014, Mr. Fibig was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), based in New York. He is the chief executive responsible for IFF’s worldwide operations, representing approximately $3 billion in annual revenues, and more than 6,000 employees. He has been a member of the IFF Board of Directors since 2011 and was appointed chairman December 1, 2014.
Prior to joining IFF, Mr. Fibig was President and Chair of the Board of Management of Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (BHP). During his tenure at BHP, the company launched multiple new medicines to help patients with serious unmet medical needs, while controlling costs, enhancing business development and marketing capabilities, and accelerating growth to industry leading rates. Previously, Mr. Fibig was Senior Vice President/General Manager, responsible for Pfizer’s central nervous system, neurology and pain management operations in the United States.
Previously, he served as Pfizer’s President for Latin America/Africa/Middle East, and as Regional President for Latin America. Before his move to Pfizer, he had been President and Country Manager for Pharmacia in Germany, after rising through a series of progressively more senior roles, in Europe and internationally, for Pharmacia, Boehringer Ingelheim and Schering.
Among the hallmarks of Mr. Fibig’s career are emphases on long-term planning, innovation across all functional areas, and the establishment of strong, mutually-beneficial partnerships with customers and stakeholders. He has a record of generating successful results in both highly-competitive developed markets and emerging growth markets. He has consistently devoted major investment and interest to people development, making the recognition, reward and promotion of talent a top priority and a critical success factor among his teams.
Mr. Fibig graduated with a degree in Marketing and Business Management from Berlin’s University of Economics. Fluent in English and German, Mr. Fibig lives with his wife Corina, a PhD chemist, and two young children in Westchester County, New York.