Human resources

IFF Director of Human Resources, Diversity and Inclusion announces departure

Susana Suarez Gonzalez, PhD, executive vice president, chief human resources officer and chief diversity and inclusion officer, has announced that she will be leaving IFF.

Meanwhile, Peter Sommers, current vice president, Global People Services, has been named interim chief human resources officer. Gonzalez intends to stay with the company to help it through a transition period.

“Susana has made a significant contribution to the success of IFF over the past six years, and I thank her for all that she has accomplished,” said IFF CEO Frank Clyburn. “Throughout her tenure, Susana has led with passion and a deep commitment to empowering our team to push the boundaries of the industry and unlock their potential. I wish Susana the best in her future endeavours.

Clyburn continued, “I am confident that Peter’s experience and strong track record within our organization will enable us to continue to achieve our talent and culture goals. We are fortunate to have her in this role as we diligently evaluate internal and external candidates who share our deep commitment to empowering world-class talent and advancing our diversity and inclusion goals. I look forward to welcoming a strategic partner to our Executive Committee who will reinforce our goal-oriented culture while helping us drive profitable growth and create value for all of our stakeholders.

About Peter Sommer

Peter Sommers, currently IFF Vice President, Global People Services, is a strategic and results-oriented human resources manager with extensive experience in talent development, change management and core people functions and cultural.

An IFF veteran, Sommers has been instrumental in successfully executing IFF’s largest HR initiatives since 2000, including leading HR due diligence and onboarding people regarding the merger. of 2019 with DuPont N&B and the global execution of the HR strategy, including global benefits, compensation, talent development information system, recruitment and human resources.

Sommers graduated from Canisius College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Human Resource Management.