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Giuseppe Abello

Director
Federchimica - Assocasa
Giuseppe Abello
  • Giuseppe Abello

    Giuseppe Abello was born in Varese and graduated in Bioengineering at the Polytechnic of Milan. He began working in Federchimica in 1995 at the Central Technical Scientific Department  and since 2005 he has been Director of Ceramicolor (National Association of ceramic colors manufacturers and producers of metal oxides) and of Assocasa (National Association of detergents and maintenance products).

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Heather Barker

Global VP Regulatory, Hygiene & Group Business Solutions
Reckitt Benckiser
Heather Barker
  • Heather Barker
    Heather serves as the Global VP of Regulatory for Hygiene at RB, covering brands like Lysol, Harpic, Finish, Vanish and Airwick. In addition she leads Group Regulatory for RB Global Business Solutions to deliver expertise, knowledge and products to businesses as they seek to make their workplaces and outlets hygienically safe and enjoyable, both for consumers and employees. Heather joined RB in 2015 in Canada and relocated to Amsterdam in 2018.

    In addition to her roles at RB, she also serves as Vice President, Board of Directors for A.I.S.E. (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance), the US Cleaning Products Advisory Board and the Netherlands chapter of LEAD ( Leading Executives Advancing Diversity). Prior to joining RB, Heather held roles at SC Johnson and Apotex Pharmachem.

    Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a Minor in Nutritional Science and a Masters degree in Toxicology.


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Klaus Berend

Head of Unit for Biocides - DG SANTE
European Commission
Klaus Berend
  • Klaus Berend

    Klaus Berend joined the European Commission in 1994 and is currently Head of Unit in the European Commission's Directorate-General Health and Food Safety, responsible for the implementation of the Pesticides and Biocides legislation.

    Before, he was Head of Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs, in charge of the implementation of the EU Regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). 

    Previously, he was Head of Unit in DG Enterprise & Industry, responsible for EU legislation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), detergents, fertilisers, drug precursors, explosives and pyrotechnic articles. The Unit also dealt with the sustainability and competitiveness of the chemicals industry in the European Union.

    Earlier, he was Deputy Head of Unit in the Commission’s Directorate General for Environment, Unit Biotechnology & Pesticides, where he co-ordinated the work concerning biocides, plant protection products and the Community’s participation in the Rotterdam Convention on Prior Informed Consent (PIC).

    He studied chemistry at the universities of Heidelberg, Freiburg, and Stanford, and obtained a PhD in polymer chemistry from the University of Freiburg (Germany).

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Sally Bloomfield

Chairman
International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene
Sally Bloomfield
  • Sally Bloomfield
    Sally Bloomfield is a graduate in Pharmacy from the University of Nottingham (BPharm 1996, PhD 1970). From 1972 - 1997 she was a Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Microbiology at Kings College London. 

    Her research was mainly concerned with the action and resistance to antimicrobial agents and the role of hygiene, including cleaning and disinfection, in preventing the spread of infection in domestic, hospital and other environments:   From 1997-2003 she joined Unilever Research, Port Sunlight as International Hygiene Research and Development Manager, to develop a research and communication programme on hygiene in the domestic setting. 

    Since 2003 Professor Bloomfield has been Chairman of the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene. She is also a Honorary Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Cristian Silviu Bușoi

Member of the European Parliament
European Parliament
Cristian Silviu Bușoi
  • Cristian Silviu Bușoi
    Cristian Silviu Bușoi was first named as a MEP in 2007 and has since moved between European and national political spheres. He has also been a member of the ENVI committee since 2007, prioritising climate objectives, currently serving as the committee Vice-Chair. Bușoi has been politically active since 1996 when he joined the PNL and has been a member of the PNL's central political bureau since 2007. Bușoi holds a PhD in Public Health and Health Management
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Ramon Campos

R&D Senior Director, Strategic Innovation & Technology
Procter & Gamble
Ramon Campos
  • Ramon Campos
    Ramon Campos leads the program to identify, develop and integrate Antimicrobial Technologies for Fabric and Home Care applications. Throughout his previous Laundry, Dish and Surface Care roles over the last 21 years at P&G, Ramon has developed the expertise to identify critical technical and consumer tensions, develop the products and manufacturing solutions that lead to increased consumer satisfaction, and partner with the Brand teams to develop the benefit exploitation plans. Ramon holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Santiago de Compostela.



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Ismaël Djelassi

Chief Executive Officer
Spechim
Ismaël Djelassi
  • Ismaël Djelassi
    Ismaël Djelassi graduated in Law and Commercial Science. He assumed Senior management positions and Deputy Director within Siemens AG (SA). Ismaël joined the Bechems Group (Chemical Industry)  in 2014 where he is currently acting as President of the Group and CEO of Mondo Spechim, a small and medium-sized company active in the PC&H sector. 

    Oriented towards constant innovation, the company specializes in niche detergency markets. It has its own R&D laboratory and offers a very wide range of detergent products (including those related to wastewater treatment). In the development of its products, the company puts the focus more on organic formulations. In the market, the company serves the B2B which distributes the products produced in its Gembloux factory to the end consumer. Nearly 70% of the manufactured products are exported outside Belgium.
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Nathalie Hanon

Head of Biocides & Executive vice president - Moderator
CEHTRA
Nathalie Hanon
  • Nathalie Hanon
    Nathalie has over 22 years’ experience in regulatory affairs, among 15 in the Biocide business. Among her past activities she has led the EU Regulatory department of a major biocides production company. Since about 3 years, Nathalie has been appointed Manager of CEHTRA’s Spain agency and Head the EU Biocides group of CEHTRA (an EU/WW Regulatory compliance company).
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Ad Jespers

Executive Director, Global Regulatory Strategy & Design
Diversey
Ad Jespers
  • Ad Jespers
    Ad serves as the Executive Director Global Regulatory Strategy & Design at Diversey, a provider of professional cleaning and disinfection solutions for the food and beverage industry and institutional customers like health care, retail and hospitality. In that role he is responsible for the company’s global regulatory strategy, advocacy and compliance tools. Ad joined Diversey in 2011 in The Netherlands.

    Ad chairs the Management Committee of A.I.S.E. (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance) and is a member of ACA-SAT (ASEAN Cosmetics Association Safety and Toxicology Committee)
    Prior to Diversey, Ad was responsible for technical claim support, safety and regulatory assurance for consumer cosmetics and household products at Sara Lee. 
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Sylvie Lemoine

Executive Director
Cefic
Sylvie Lemoine
  • Sylvie Lemoine
    Sylvie Lemoine is the Executive Director Product Stewardship at Cefic where she is responsible for the key chemical legislation topics, including the implementation of REACH, an EU framework for endocrine disruptors, and the interface between chemicals, products and waste.

    Sylvie is a seasoned government affairs professional with more than fifteen years of experience in EU chemicals legislation. Before joining Cefic in 2019, Sylvie worked at Dow as Senior Government Affairs Manager and prior to this she was Director for Technical and Regulatory Affairs in A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance products.

    Sylvie Lemoine holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France and started her career as an analytical lab supervisor in ExxonMobil Chemical.


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Elena Montani

Policy Officer
DG ENVI, European Commission
Elena Montani

Raffaella Perrone

Head of Biocides
Italian Ministry of Health
Raffaella Perrone
  • Raffaella Perrone
    Raffaella is a pharmacist, working since 1995 as Health Manager at the Italian Ministry of Health in  Rome (Italy). Expert in Biocidal products, she also takes part as Italian delegate in EC meetings of the "CA-Competent Authority" and the “PA&MRFG” Group (Product Authorization & Mutual Recognition Facilitation Group)". She is also part of the cosmetovigilance working group, in charge of assessing the health issues related to cosmetics. 
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Jan Robinson

Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
A.I.S.E.
Jan Robinson
  • Jan Robinson
    Jan Robinson is Director of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, having joined A.I.S.E. in February 2020. Before that Jan worked for over twenty-five years in the coatings industry, the last ten years for its European sector association in Brussels.  Jan has been chair of DUCC (the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group, www.ducc.eu), since January 2016, and has extensive experience of working with EU institutions and agencies and with national authorities, both at EU level and in United Nations Sub-Committees of Experts.
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Peter van der Zandt

Director of Risk Management
ECHA
Peter van der Zandt
  • Peter van der Zandt
    Peter van der Zandt joined ECHA in 2019 as the Director for Risk Management, responsible for the ECHA work on REACH restrictions and authorisations as well as the Biocidal Products Regulation. Before ECHA, he was Head of Unit at the Research Executive Agency in Brussels, managing research and innovations programmes.

    Peter started his career working on chemicals policies in the Dutch Ministry of the Environment and then became head of the Dutch Chemicals Bureau at the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Peter joined the European Commission in 2004 during the time of REACH preparations, working as policy coordinator in DG Environment.

    Peter is a biologist specialised in toxicology.
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Nadia Viva

Chief Communications Officer Global Fabric & Home and Baby & Feminine Care
Procter & Gamble
Nadia Viva
  • Nadia Viva
    Nadia joined Procter & Gamble in August 1995, assuming various positions in the company (see below).

    Nadia has a Bachelor in Economics with honors, University of Lecce, Italy Master in Marketing, Milan, Italy. 

    POSITIONS HELD AND DATES:
    Dec 2018 Chief Communications Officer Global Fabric & Home and Baby & Feminine Care, P&G Geneva, CH
    2018 -Vice President Communications Global Fabric & Homeand Baby & Feminie Care, P&G Geneva, CH
    2017 -Director Communications Global Fabric & Home Care and Baby Care, P&G Geneva, CH
    2013 -Director Communications Global Fabric & Home Care, P&G Geneva, CH
    2012 -Director Communications Global Fabric Care, P&G Geneva, CH
    2010 -Associate Director Communications, EMEA Fabric Care, P&G Geneva, CH
    2004 -Associate Director Communications, Western Europe Home Care, P&G Geneva, CH
    2000 -Beauty Care and Fragrances Communications Group Manager Europe, P&G London, UK
    1999 -Hair Care Western Europe Communication Group Manager, P&G Rome, Italy
    1997 -Assistant Brand Manager Dash Laundry, P&G Rome, Italy
    1995 -Assistant Brand Manager Fragrances, P&G Rome, Italy
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Susanne Zänker

Director General
A.I.S.E.
Susanne Zänker
  • Susanne Zänker

    Susanne Zänker has been Director General of A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products since August 2005. As head of the Association and based in Brussels, she leads the A.I.S.E. Team and the membership, consisting of 29 national associations, 18 corporate members and 13 value chain partners across Europe. She interacts with stakeholders on a daily basis in spearheading the industry agenda.

    Dr. Zänker graduated as a Doctor in veterinary medicine at the University of Liège, Belgium in 1989. From 1989 to 1990 she focused her studies on a European Commission project on the subject of rabies eradication. In 2016, she also received an Executive Masters in International Association Management at the Solvay Business School (ULB) of Brussels.
    In 1990 Susanne joined Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH in Germany as Product Manager for vaccines. In 1993, she moved to the European Federation for Animal Health FEDESA (now known as IFAH-Europe), where she became Technical and International Affairs Director in 2000 and Managing Director in 2004.

    Susanne is the author of several scientific publications and was a speaker at numerous international symposia and congresses on animal health until 2005. Today, Susanne is proactive in presenting updates on key developments for the detergents industry in Europe at major events and conferences on behalf of A.I.S.E..


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