Fragrance Notes Issue 2, 2019 | Page 23

ASSOCIATION NEWS Fragrance Creators Welcomes Two New Board Members Clarke and Castro bring a wealth of international experience in fragrance creation, regulation Joanna (Jo) Clarke, R&D Director, Flavors, Fragrances and Freshness Delivery Systems, for The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), joined the Fragrance Creators Association Board in April 2019. In her current role at P&G, she oversees the enterprise-wide formulation capability for flavors and fragrances for one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Head & Shoulders®, Olay®, Pantene®, Old Spice®, and Tide®. Clarke holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford. She brings a wealth of expertise and leadership in the research and development space to the Board as well as formulation expertise driving longevity of fragrances in consumer products. She has contributed to the success of global initiatives across P&G’s Fabric and Home Care businesses. “I’m delighted to join the Fragrance Creators Board and to support the organization’s work on behalf of the fragrance industry,” said Clarke. “P&G has long valued the importance of fragrance as a key driver of product satisfaction and recognizes that, working together with industry, we can ensure that fragrance continues to delight people through both novel and everyday experiences.” Luciana Castro, Senior Vice President of Global Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs at Firmenich, joined the Board in July 2019. Castro has 27 years of international experience in the flavors and fragrance industry. In Brazil, she held leadership positions in application, creation, regulatory, and quality at Danisco, Haarmann & Reimer (today Symrise), and Firmenich. In 2012, she was transferred to Firmenich Mexico to take the position of General Manager in the local affiliate. Three years later, she was invited to move to the U.S. as Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory Services. She earned an Engineering Degree in Food Technology and Processing, an MBA, and a Master’s Degree in Quality and Productivity. Prior to her Board assignment, Castro served on Fragrance Creators’ Regulatory Science Executive Committee, of which she became Chair in 2019. “I am thrilled to bring my perspectives to the Fragrance Creators Board,” said Castro. “I am eager to support the association as it advances our mission to promote fragrance and our industry.” Issue 2, 2019 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | 23