In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders about the passion points within their jobs, executive leader Ilaria Resta, President, Global Perfumery, Firmenich, discusses how she is fueled by transforming businesses. 

“I am passionate about changing the trajectory of the business I manage in a way that is transformational and disruptive. My passion is expanding the footprint of the brands I was in charge of and I did it in many ways: by solving new consumers’ tensions with innovation, by making the brand more exciting with new communication, or by expanding the portfolio of products outside the core into adjacent categories.

I am positive by nature and I see opportunities naturally. My latest adventure is to expand the role of fragrances, from providing pleasure to offering real, meaningful, functional benefits in mental and physical well-being. I love to promote growth behind transformation.” – Ilaria Resta, Firmenich

Executive leader Ilaria Resta is a 2022 CEW Achiever Award Honoree. To learn more about Ilaria’s career journey, secrets to her success, and what she’s learned along the way, be sure to virtually attend CEW’s Women’s Leadership Awards event taking place June 3 (virtual interviews with Honorees). Ilaria will be one of 15 women honored across multiple companies and executive levels during this exclusive event celebrating female leadership.