Flavorist, Associate Professor at Montpellier University and Isipca, CEO of Evidence Aromatic
Partner and Technical Advisor to iSense AG
Elizabeth is a Flavorist, a Professor and an Entrepreneur. She has 25 years’ experience in the flavor industry with METAROM, SENSCIENT and DANISCO. She then spent 10 years with DANONE in charge of global flavor development and matrix/flavors interaction research.
Elizabeth created EVIDENCE AROMATIC in 2006. Evidence Aromatic is a consulting company specialized in taste formulation, sensory toolkits development and professional training for the F&B and pharmaceutical industry.
Elizabeth has been engaged with ISENSE since the very beginning, leading the build-up of iSense Toolkits™ and acting as a scientific advisor all along.
Trevor has 30 years experience in the Flavour & Fragrance industry. The first 19 years were with SENSIENT Technologies in senior management roles, culminating as VP and CFO of the F&F Division. Then as Senior VP International for WILD FLAVORS with responsibility for Asia and Latin America.
In 2009, Trevor founded FOCUS INTERNATIONAL LLC, to provide Business Advisory services for SME companies in the F&F and Specialty Food Ingredient industries. The driving goal being to provide the resources they need to execute on strategic initiatives or solve critical operational problems for which they don’t have the appropriate in-house resources.
ISENSE fits into this goal to bring to SME’s another option for them to compete against the global players.
Franck JANIER-DUBRY is a French Agro-Economist graduated (MSc) from AgroParisTech.
He spent his first 16 working years in the field of public aid for development, managing projects worldwide for different consulting firms and the FAO.
In 2011 he moved from consulting to entrepreneurship and founded a start-up in France. Its product, Biogranulats®, is the first ever decorative gravel made of fragments of apricot and peach pits. The company was sold in 2016.
In 2017, he got back to corporate and joined LOUIS DREYFUS COMPANY in Ghana as Commercial Director of the AGRIC department. He managed a team of sales officers that traded agricultural inputs for an average annual turnover of 20 M$.
Franck has a solid experience of business development and speaks fluently French, English and Russian. Both will serve well ISENSE development.
Kareen Moser is an industrial engineer with 12 years’ experience in operations across 3 continents.
She started her professional career in Peru and then moved to Sweden where she graduated with a master’s in supply chain.
Her next move was to join NESTLÉ in Vevey, Switzerland, where she managed technical, supply chain and procurement projects in Venezuela, Ecuador, Nigeria, Ghana, France, and the US.
Kareen then lead NESTLÉ’s global flavors procurement, a position she held for 6 years and that grew with the addition of NESTLÉ’s color portfolio.
Kareen brings an intimate knowledge of the flavor business, from the Food and Beverage manufacturing side, that will serve ideally ISENSE development ambitions in LATAM.
Florence is a food engineer with over ten years’ experience in the food industry. She obtained her master degree in Food Science &Technology from the University d’Artois in France, subsequently joining INGREDION in England as Technical Service Chemist for the UK and then as Technical Service Supervisor for Northern Europe. Florence then moved to Switzerland where she held commercial and business development roles for INGREDION.
She discovered the world of Flavors and Fragrances working as European Technical Sales Manager for Encapsulation at INGREDION, looking after flavor houses and beverage emulsions manufacturers across Europe and MENAT.
Florence joined ISENSE as Business Development Director in December 2018.
Mathieu spent 23 years in the ingredient industry in functions ranging from technical service to business development, global account management and marketing.
His professional journey started crossing west Africa for a development organization, prior to joining the CIAT, a research institute in Colombia in the mid 90’s. There he discovered starch & derivatives and joined INGREDION in Germany before moving to Switzerland.
Mathieu discovered the fascinating flavor business in 2011 while working for IFF. In 2015, he moved to Singapore where he spent three years, heading IFF Regional Marketing, Category, Sensory and Consumer Insights.
He progressively realized the lack of independent, reliable and affordable sensory data to enable digital applications and accelerate innovation. This is where ISENSE started, in August 2018.
iSense is a Swiss Startup that aims to disrupt the flavor industry’s business model by creating many firsts: a universal open flavor language, digital sensory profiles for flavors and an eco-system of online tools to manage and optimize flavor operations.
The iSense team is global, comprising of 15 talented individuals, located in France, Switzerland, Singapore and Shanghai, Chile and the US. We collaborate with the best consultants, not only in the field of flavor chemistry and sensory sciences, but also design, UX and IT.
Our operation is supported by Eurofins SAM, a leader in the field of sensory and consumer sciences. We have a global network of advisors and the support of our investors to ensure the relevance of our products and help to drive geographical expansion.
CEO, Evidence Aromatic SARL
Partner and technical advisor,
Most operations and scientific support to iSense are done through the work of brilliant individuals that invested in the company, working as contractors or acting as consultants. Nothing would be possible without their commitment and their hard work.