Jean Mane, is President and CEO of the company V. MANE FILS SA, founded in 1871 by his great-grandfather and established in Le Bar sur Loup near Grasse (French Riviera), position he is holding since 1995, following 17 years of apprenticeship in the family owned company.
Jean Mane has been a European Flavour Expert since 1984, dedicating time and energy for the defence of the interests of the Flavour and Fragrance Industry ever since. He holds various positions within the Boards of IOFI, EFFA and SNIAA, respectively the International, European and French Flavour Associations. He also chaired the Scientific Committee of PASS, the Cluster of Competitiveness on Fragrances and Flavours after having been its founding President.
He received his Licence de Chimie and his civil engineer degree from the School of Mines in Paris in 1975. He has done his Master of Science - Synthetic Organic Chemistry – Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He has been made a Knight in the two major French nationwide Orders:
- Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (2001)
- Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (2008)
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