FWA Member Alison Cornell Selected as EVP & CFO of International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.


Alison Cornell, FWA member, EVP & CFO of International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.

Alison Cornell is all set to join the management team of International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective July 8, 2015.

Not only has Alison been a Financial Women’s Association (FWA) member since 2003, but her career encompasses 30 years of experience in key roles where she was responsible for accelerating revenue growth, improving operating performance, streamlining processes and developing talent.

“Alison has an excellent track record as a strong financial leader, strategist, decision-maker and business partner – qualities we believe will hold IFF in good standing as we execute our strategic plan,” said Andreas Fibig, chairman and chief executive officer in a statement. “She has had a long and distinguished career, is incredibly talented, and will be a great leader for IFF. The executive team and I look forward to the positive impact she will make on the organization.”

Alison comes to IFF from her previous position at Covance Inc., a global drug development company, with over 12,500 employees situated in more than 60 countries. At Covance, she was the company’s corporate senior vice president and chief financial officer. Some of her responsibilities included reporting and analytics, capital allocation and strategic planning. Prior to joining Covance, Ms. Cornell spent 19 years with AT&T. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master of Business Administration in marketing from Rutgers University. She is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School, as well as numerous other professional development programs.

Congratulations Alison from the FWA!