Robert Amen

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Robert M. Amen (born 1950) served as president of International Paper from 2003 to 2006. He served as the chairman and CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances from 2006 to 2009.[1] He is Chairman of the Deming Center Advisory Board at Columbia University.[2] He is chairman of Verso Paper.[1]

Early life and education

He was born in Manhattan, New York City in 1950. He has a bachelor's degree from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, where he graduated in 1973.[1]


Amen joined International Paper in 1980 as an assistant treasurer. From 1996 to 2000, he served as the president of International Paper, Europe, residing in Belgium.[3] He was an executive vice president from 2000 to 2003 and was president of International Paper from 2003 to March 2006.[2][4]

He served as the chairman and CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances from July 1, 2006 to September 30, 2009.[5][6] He was replaced by Douglas Tough.[7][8]

He served as a director of Wyeth starting on October 1, 2007 until it was acquired by Pfizer in October 2009.[9][10]

He served as the non-executive director of Balfour Beatty from June 10, 2010 to December 31, 2015.[1][9]

He became chairman of the board of Verso Paper on August 31, 2016.[1][11] Under his tenure the corporate headquarters were moved from Tennessee to Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.[12]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Robert M. Amen". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ a b "Robert M. Amen". Columbia University. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  3. ^ "Leave Your Taxes Behind". Forbes. September 28, 2005. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  4. ^ "International Flavors taps paper exec as CEO". Crain Communications. June 29, 2006. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  5. ^ "IFF Names Amen Chairman and CEO". Perfumer Flavorist. January 2, 2009. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  6. ^ "IFF Names Robert M. Amen as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Former President of International Paper Company To Join July 1st". International Flavors and Fragrances. June 29, 2006. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  7. ^ "IFF CEO Amen Steps Down, Succeeded by Tough". Perfumer Flavorist. September 14, 2009. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  8. ^ "International Flavors CEO resigns". Reuters. September 14, 2009. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  9. ^ a b "Appointment of Robert M. Amen as Non-executive Director". Balfour Beatty. June 10, 2010. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  10. ^ "Wyeth Announces the Election of Robert M. Amen to Its Board of Directors". Wyeth. September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  11. ^ "Board of Directors". Verso Paper. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  12. ^ "Public company relocating HQ to Dayton region". Dayton Business Journal. November 14, 2016. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
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