Marcella M L: Chief Innovation Officer - Italy

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iCEO™: 80134
Position: Chief Innovation Officer
Nationality: Italy
Home Country: Italy


Senior executive with a track record of delivering successful innovation, business growth and cultural shift to Fortune 50 FMCG companies. Founder & CEO of an innovation consultancy firm, Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry, Professor at several international University Masters, also recognised with numerous Global Awards for innovation and speaking at International Conferences.

Major Achievements

Designed from scratch Fragrance and Flavour global Capability in a world leading FMCG multinational for all brands / categories. Built and guided team of 45+ people in 5 global technical/analytical centres across the globe with a portfolio of 2,500 fragrances, 500 flavours producing over 500M+ Euros in annual turnover. Directed cross-functional simplification and cost maximisation initiatives saving combined 80M Euros with 15%+ portfolio reduction.

Industry Sector Competencies

• Anti-Depressant drugs
• Consumer Goods
• FMCG & Tobacco
• Publications
• Master Professorships

Professional Objectives

• Function: Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Chief Innovation Officer
• Interim Manager: Yes
• Permanent Position: Yes
• Operational: Yes
• Availability: Full time
• Prefered Locations: European Union, Switzerland, UAE, USA

Additional Professional Interests

• Operational Coaching on demand
• Non Executive Director Assignments

Countries Covered

• United Arab Emirates (The)
• Italy
• UK

Operational Competencies

• Technologies to market (Professional)
• Business development (Expert)
• New product or service launch (Professional)
• Geographical expansion (Professional)


Home Country:
Full time
Master in Perfumery, First-Class Honours MSc Degree in Organic Chemistry
English, Italian
Management experience:
More than 10 years
Company size:
Founder or co-founder: