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German American Chamber of Commerce New York Elects Andreas Fibig as Chairman of the Board

05/13/2019 Press Release, Announcements, Announcements


New York, NY May 10, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. New York (GACC NY) today announced that it has unanimously elected Andreas Fibig as its new Chairman.  Fibig is Chairman & CEO of International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc (IFF) a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition. 

“Andreas has been a steadfast and active supporter of the GACC’s mission to maintain excellent transatlantic business relations,” said outgoing Chairman Caroll H. Neubauer. “The GACC will benefit strongly from his highly successful career experience as a global corporate leader.”

Fibig joined the IFF board in 2011 and has been the Chief Executive Officer since September 2014 and Chairman since December 2014. Previously, he served as President and Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, the pharmaceutical division of Bayer AG.  Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Pfizer, Inc. The positions at pharmaceutical companies provided him with extensive international business, product development and strategic planning experience. 

Fibig was appointed to the board of Novo Nordisk in 2018, where he serves on the Audit Committee.  He was elected to the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) in October 2016.

“I am extremely honored that our board has elected me as chairman,” said Fibig. “I look forward to guiding the GACC NY to future successes in building and maintaining those valuable connections that support transatlantic business.”

About the GACC:
The German American Chambers of Commerce (GACCs) with main offices in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and New York, as well as branches in Detroit, Houston and Philadelphia, collaborate under the network of the German Chamber Network (AHKs).

With approximately 2,500 members, an extensive international network and a broad spectrum of activities and services, the GACCs are the first choice for business ties between the US and Germany.

The GACCs also partner with the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT), an organization that represents the interests of the German business community vis-à-vis the US administration and other international organizations in Washington, D.C.

AHKs are connected to the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHKs) in Germany. The umbrella organization of the IHKs is the German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), which advocates for 3.6 million businesses in Germany and supports the AHKs. The German Chamber Network (AHK) provides experience, connections and services in more than 140 locations in 90 countries.

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