The board of directors
His involvement with the General Delegate allows decisions to be taken quickly.
Upon deciding to become a perfumer, Francis Kurkdjian quickly discovered that the passion, perfectionism and perseverance he developed while learning piano and ballet would serve him throughout his career.
Devoted to fragrance for over twenty five years, winner of multiple awards and appointed as Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters (by the French Minister of Culture), Francis Kurkdjian is respected by his peers and equally thankful.
In 2019, he founded the Per Fumum Endowment Fund to coordinate his acts of patronage, aiming to promote France’s olfactory heritage and support its innovation.
“Wisdom is to have dreams big enough not to lose sight when we pursue them.”
Working closely with Francis Kurkdjian for over ten years, Delphine Pinet is quite familiar with this saying which rings true to her each day through the projects and encounters sparked by her curious and multifaceted nature
Her role as an Event project manager and personal assistant naturally made her an important member of the Per Fumum Endowment Fund which demonstrates the constant and bold philanthropic efforts undertaken by Francis Kurkdjian since its creation.
A former Chairman of the Hauts-de-Seine lawyers Bar Association, Philippe-Henri led the Not-for-Profit Organizations network at EY for nearly 25 years. Former member of the French High Committee for Association Life and of the French Higher Council for the Social and Solidarity Economy. He uses his non-market sector legal expertise to advise the Per Fumum Endowment Fund and its partners.
His vision of what is at stake is, above all, guided by his respect for authentic and loyal commitment that Francis Kurkdjian has to his passions.
Through their expertise, they provide valuable support to the Per Fumum Endowment Fund.
Historian and author of books related to perfume
Eugénie Briot is the Head of Programs at the Givaudan Perfumery School, where she helps train the perfumers of tomorrow.
She holds a doctorate in the History of Techniques (CNAM, 2008) and is the author of La Fabrique des Parfums (Vendémaire, 2015), some forty chapters and academic articles, and is a regular contributor to Nez, the olfactory journal. Her work has been awarded several prizes including the CNRS-Observatoire Nivea prize.
Vice Président Global Account and New Business Development at Symrise
With a literary background and a passion for antiquities, Yvan Bagnis developed a passion for the world of perfume and for this industry. Appointed in 2020 Vice President Global Account and New Business Development_ Fine Fragrance Division at Symrise based in Paris, his experience shaped in key positions in Fine Perfumery (at Quest, Firmenich, Drom Fragrances and Symrise), is universally recognised in Europe in the industry.