Naturex strengthens its management team with two industry senior executives


Avignon, France & South Hackensack, NJ, USA, February 16 2017 - Naturex, a global leader in natural specialty ingredients announces the addition of Mary T. Clarke and Reza Kamarei, PhD, to its team of high-profile senior executives.

Mary T. Clarke as Senior Vice President and General Manager for North America. 




Mary comes to Naturex with a wealth of experience within the specialty ingredients industry, notably the Food, Pharma & Personal Care sectors. Her background includes an executive MBA in Finance from the University of Delaware, and a BE in Chemical Engineering. Her extensive expertise in leading global manufacturing businesses and recognized ability for developing talent and driving results, will be a valuable asset to the Naturex team. Mary’s most recent roles as General Manager with global ingredients companies will help her transition smoothly into her current position with Naturex, where she will be responsible for the North American business, including regional strategy for Bright2020. “I am excited and proud to lead Naturex’s North American team,” said Clarke. “Our employees are at the heart of our success and I look forward to writing the next chapter in our 25-year history with them.”

Reza Kamarei, PhD, as global Nutrition & Health R&D Vice President




Reza holds four academic degrees in the field of nutrition and food science including a PhD in food science & technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has extensive R&D and management experience in the areas of functional ingredients, nutraceuticals, food and beverages and dietary supplements. His executive expertise at various corporations and his track record of substantial contribution to the growth and profitability of global and national corporations makes him a key addition to the management team.  Being inventor and co-inventor of numerous US and international patents and the author of many scientific papers, Reza’s missions at Naturex will include coming up with creative ideas, developing new products and technologies, improving existing products and contributing to the group’s open-innovation initiatives on a global level. “I’m thrilled to start a new challenge within Naturex and look forward to working with the team to further develop an extensive innovative product range.

Olivier Rigaud, Naturex’s CEO said “The appointments of Mary and Reza are a sign of our commitment to achieving our Bright 2020 objectives. I’m confident that both Mary and Reza will play key roles in delivering Naturex’s growth targets and outstanding service and innovation to our clients.”


About Naturex

Naturex sources, manufactures and markets natural specialty ingredients for the food, health and cosmetic industries. As the Natural Maker, the company actively supports the global shift to natural by directly addressing key consumer expectations through an offer built on two main focus areas: My Natural Food and My Natural Selfcare.Naturex’s portfolio includes colors, antioxidants, specialty fruits & vegetables, phytoactives, and numerous other plant-based natural ingredients, designed to help its customers create healthy, authentic and effective products.

The Group’s strong commitment to sustainability, continuous innovation process, and the talent of its people are at the heart of its success.

Headquartered in Avignon, France, Naturex has experienced steadily-increasing growth throughout the last 20 years. The group posted €404.4 million in sales in 2016 and employs 1,700 people worldwide. Naturex is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B – Index: Euronext Next 150, Enternext CAC PEA-PME 150, CAC Small & Mid, CAC Small, Gaïa - Ticker: NRX - Reuters: NATU.PA - Bloomberg: NRX:FP - DR SYMBOL: NTUXY

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Antoine Dauby
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