Fred-Henri Firmenich is former chairman of privately owned perfume and flavour business Firmenich. He joined the Firmenich Group in 1959, serving in a number of international positions before becoming CEO in 1973. He was then chairman of the board from 1984 to 2000. He has also served on the boards of Sandoz AG (Novartis) and the Swiss National Bank.
Swiss "Bilanz" magazine estimates the family's net worth at $4.85 billion.