Stephen Hicks

Steve Hicks

Chairman of the board of directors

Steve Hicks is founder and CEO of Hicks Innovation Consultants LLC, specializing in management consulting to the flavor/fragrance, consumer products, aroma chemicals and biotech industries. He is a retired Director of Research & Development from Procter & Gamble with a career spanning 35 years. At P&G, Steve led major global innovation programs across a number of different product categories including beauty care, health care, paper products, food & beverage and fine fragrances.

When he retired, Steve led P&G’s global flavor & fragrance organization that included the development and management of all fragrances for all P&G brands worldwide. Steve also taught management in the Engineering & Applied Sciences graduate school at the University of Cincinnati. He is a chemical engineer from the University of Missouri – Columbia.