IFF names Ana Paula Mendonça President of its Scent division

IFF names Ana Paula Mendonça President of its Scent division

IFF has announced the appointment of Ana Paula Mendonça as president of its Scent division, effective April 1, 2024. Simon Herriott, current president of IFF’s Health & Biosciences and Scent divisions will continue to lead the Health and Biosciences business unit.

IFF’s Scent business unit includes fine fragrance, consumer fragrance and fragrance ingredients. Mendonça will be based in New York City and remain part of IFF’s Executive Leadership Team.

Currently SVP, Commercial Excellence, Mendonça brings decades of fragrance experience to the division. Since joining IFF in Brazil in 1996, Mendonça has held roles of increasing responsibilities in Scent, namely president of fragrance ingredients and regional general manager of North America for consumer fragrances. Her broad experience extends across category management in fine fragrance, home, fabric, and beauty, as well as global marketing, creative design, and product innovation. Since December 2022, she has served as IFF’s senior vice president of Commercial Excellence, where she led the company’s global key account initiative, including IFF’s sales excellence program, commercial analytics, and digital enablement. These initiatives will continue under the leadership of the business unit leaders.

Mendonça completed a Master in Business Agility Program and Leadership Excellence Through Awareness and Practice at INSEAD and earned a degree in business management from UAM in Sao Paulo.


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