Anne Chwat has been appointed senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of International Flavors & Fragrances in New York.
Effective April 14, Chwat will serve as the company’s legal officer overseeing all aspects of global legal and regulatory affairs.
“It is my pleasure to welcome Anne to our executive management team,” said Doug Tough, chairman and CEO. “With over 20 years of international business experience, Anne’s expertise will be important in providing ongoing strategic advice and legal counsel for our company.”
Chwat was most recently executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Burger King, where she was responsible for leading the company’s worldwide legal, ethics and compliance activities since 2004.
Her previous private practice experience includes serving for seven years with Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
As a result of a merger, International Flavors & Fragrances was formed in 1958 and is now a leading global creator of flavours and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods, including beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionery and food products.