Amyris adds sweetener veteran to boost ingredients business


In California, renewable chemicals firm Amyris has appointed Oreste Fieschi President of Sweeteners & Ingredients to lead the commercial growth of its sweetener business and build capability across the entire ingredients portfolio.

“Oreste has a successful track record in commercial leadership roles in the food and beverage and natural ingredients sectors, along with deep expertise in global markets,” Amyris says.  Most recently, he led global sales and marketing as the Chief Commercial Officer for Naturex, a leader in natural ingredients recently bought by Givaudan. He has over 20 years’ experience in senior commercial roles in  chemicals, personal care, and food & beverage, including six years leading the sales growth strategy for Tate & Lyle Latin America. Prior to that, he held key commercial and business development roles with such companies as IFF.

“We welcome Oreste to Amyris at an inflection point when our businesses are experiencing solid, recurring revenue growth,” says John Melo, Amyris President & CEO. “His proven experience as a successful leader in the markets we are growing, gives us a significant advantage toward maximizing the real opportunities ahead of us for revenue growth through key partnerships for our No Compromise™ ingredients.”