Family Business Excellence & Award

Marie-Christine Jaeger-Firmenich

Swiss
President, Firmenich Family Assembly

Marie-Christine, a 3rd generation member of the Firmenich family, earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Chemistry at the University of Geneva.

Marie-Christine’s professional career started outside of the firm with The Dow Chemical Company, where she was responsible for modernizing the procurement of information before the Internet existed. She went on to join SRI International (formerly the Stanford Research Institute) where she spent two years doing market research for the chemical and allied industries. Then, together with her husband, she started IDONIS, a company that specialized in research, procurement and information and library management services for the chemical and allied industries. She was also the Financial Times Online Division’s sole agent for Switzerland, where she successfully increased sales of FT’s online products by 25% for five consecutive years. Marie-Christine has also served on a number of boards, including GESREP SA and Sentarom.

Currently, Marie-Christine is the President of the Firmenich Family Assembly. She also serves on the board of International Partners Limited and she is the president of ROBMAR, a foundation she created in memory of her parents – Robert E. Firmenich and Marie-Louise Firmenich-Brand.

Marie-Christine is married to Urs Jaeger and she lives in Schindellegi in the Zurich region of Switzerland. She enjoys swimming, tennis, skiing, reading, Asian art and has a special interest in animals.