Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit

Alan Ritchie LinkedIn

Associate REACH and Product Stewardship, WSP

TOPIC:The impact of the new Poison Centres regulation

Alan Ritchie is an expert in EU regulations including the Cosmetics Regulation, REACH and CLP; he is a part of WSP’s REACH and Product Stewardship team. Previously he has advised on REACH and related regulatory programmes and has been in the regulatory affairs/Product Stewardship field for almost 30 years; he was particularly active in managing several REACH consortia. Alan has direct experience in the cosmetics industry, speciality chemicals and in R&D in the food industry.

Dr Carol Treasure LinkedIn

Founder & CEO XcellR8

TOPIC:Safer cosmetics through in vitro science

Dr Carol Treasure is the Founder and CEO of XCellR8, an animal-free testing laboratory. XCellR8 conduct regulatory in vitro safety and efficacy tests for global cosmetic ingredient manufacturers as well as high street retailers including Lush and The Body Shop.

Treasure holds a PhD from the FRAME Alternatives Laboratory at University of Nottingham, based on skin cell biology and reconstructed skin models for cosmetics testing. She has devoted her career to using innovative science to replace animal testing over the past 25 years. She founded XCellR8 in 2008 with a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to 100% animal-free testing and the company’s work has been recognised at a regulatory level by the OECD and by top funding bodies such as Innovate UK and Horizon 2020.

Dr C. Omprakash LinkedIn

Director, Vyomus Consulting

TOPIC:Reducing ‘red tape’ in the Indian Market

Dr. C Omprakash, after completing his Masters in Pharmaceutical Technology and Masters in Business Administration in 1991, started working at Multinational and Indian companies such as Astra Zeneca, Novo Nordisk, Clinigene (Syngene) and Infosys. He was responsible for delivering regulatory approvals for biotechnology products and building regulatory and clinical data
management groups as Strategic Business Units. He completed his Ph.D. in 2014, in the area of
Business Modelling for Lifesciences Outsourcing Industries.

Vyomus Consulting, founded 2014, is science based professional services firm that helps Medicinal Products, Food & Nutrition, Cosmetics & Wellness and Medical Devices companies commercialise products, achieve compliance, reduce time to market and grow their business through Strategic consulting, Regulatory consulting, Product Development, Risk & Compliance services.

Emma Monks LinkedIn

Head of Trust & Safety, Crisp Thinking

TOPIC: Spotting the fakes in the age of social media

Emma is an online safety professional with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. She currently serves as Head of Trust & Safety at Crisp and is a specialist in social media risk detection and protection.

Her online community and safety experience stretches back to 1995. Emma has worked with internet providers, such as AOL, and has advised major global brands on how to detect and manage digital risks. Emma is a member of the board of the Family Online Safety Institute (

Dr John O’Brien LinkedIn

Head of Data Modelling and Statistics, Cremeglobal

TOPIC: Assessing exposure in silico: data modelling and regulation for fragrance materials

John has an honours degree in biotechnology, from Dublin City University, and a PhD in molecular biology from the same place. Following a career path that included the Max-Planck-Institute in Berlin, the Wellcome Sanger Institute, and University College Dublin, working primarily in the field of bioinformatics, and with more than 30 scientific publications to his name, John is now active in the area of data science. Currently, he leads the Data Modelling and Statistics group in Creme Global a data science company that is particularly active in modelling various kinds of exposure.

Julia Baines LinkedIn

Science Policy Advisor, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation

TOPIC: Addressing implications of REACH from the perspective animal testing

With a PhD from the University of Liverpool and a background in animal behaviour and welfare Julia has lectured for many years on animal ethics, law, and philosophy. Now serving as a science policy advisor for PETA, she advises on strategies to minimise the use of animals under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals regulation.

Julia frequently liaises with representatives from the UK Home Office, European Commission and European Parliament and represents the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd., a European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)-accredited stakeholder organisation, at ECHA events, meetings and in Board of Appeal cases relating to cosmetics ingredients. Julia leads on policy issues relating to the EU Cosmetics Regulation, including a recent EU Ombudsman case and publishes frequently on this topic.

Ken Bubeck LinkedIn

CEO, Ithos

TOPIC: Managing compliance from ingredients to finished product

As founder of Ithos, Ken Bubeck saw the market need for combining regulatory knowledge and client data into a robust, web-enabled platform for easy access. With over 30 years of diverse experience that includes software innovation, regulatory, sales and manufacturing, Ken is a hands-on leader with clients and major projects. He is well-versed in the latest cosmetic regulatory issues, including PIFs, CARB, SDS and Good Manufacturing Practices for Cosmetic Regulatory Compliance.

His company, Ithos Global, addresses an industry-wide problem – companies have highly technical regulatory staff, utilise outside consultants for research and guidance, and have technology tools, but typically do not integrate the latest regulatory rules and requirements among these critical assets. Ken’s strategic approach transforms compliance programmes from reactive to proactive, with an end goal of more effective compliance reporting.

Namrata Nayyar-Kamdar LinkedIn

Owner & Founder, Shalohm Ltd

TOPIC: Developing clean beauty claims for “Gen Z”; an ethical based study

Namrata Kamdar, has over 15 years of marketing experience. She has worked several of larger FMCG companies including PEPSI, Coke and Unilever. Her work experience covers a diverse set of consumer product categories however over the past 10 years she has focussed on product development and design within personal care and beauty. She holds an MBA from The McCombs school of business at the University of Texas at Austin specialising in Global Business Management and Consumer Behaviour. Namrata brings expertise in consumer insight, brand strategy and positioning.

Namrata’s other areas of passion are Digital UX and understanding Multicultural audiences. She has run many projects for both consumer and beauty sector clients, providing strategic guidance and actionable insights. She is currently Founder and CEO of Shalohm – working to co-develop and invest with early-stage entrepreneurs within digital, wellness and beauty sectors.

Paola Becvar LinkedIn

Global Regulatory Affairs Manager – Sun Care and Skin Care, Edgewell Personal Care, LLC

Vice President Regulatory Affairs, CASIC

TOPIC: South America: How to enter the ANDEAN commuinty

Paola Becvar, a law graduate from the Universidad de Lima, Peru, has more than 10 years of experience as Regulatory Affairs Professional with an expertise focused in the region of Latin America, in the personal care sector, including cosmetic products, over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, and medical devices. She is also Vice-President of the Regulatory Affairs Committee of CASIC (Regional Council of Cosmetic, Personal Hygiene and House Cleaning Industry Associations) in Latin America.

Ray Boughton LinkedIn

Technical Director, Delphic

TOPIC:Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Products: Principles, Practices & Problems

Following an Honours Degree in Biology & Psychology, Ray began work for a multinational inspection, product testing & certification company, specialising in the risk assessment of consumer products and household chemicals; during this time he obtained an MSc in Pathology & Toxicology. In 2007 Ray joined a leading supplier of chemical management software and was responsible for reviewing global chemical legislation and liaising with Regulatory Agencies around the world. Ray has been with Delphic HSE since 2009, providing expert advice to clients and staff, as well as overseeing the technical direction & development of the company and its software systems.

During his career Ray has contributed a chapter to the first volume of Global Regulatory Issues for the Cosmetic Industry and presented on risk assessment and chemical regulations to companies around the globe. He lectures on Toxicology, Exposure Science and Chemical Risk Assessment for undergraduate
and postgraduate University courses.

Richard Bartlett LinkedIn

Manager, Europe Delphic

TOPIC: The Responsible Person – who, why, when & how?

Richard has over 17 years scientific research experience within regulatory toxicology, specialising in Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART). Richard has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences and is a European Registered Toxicologist, as well as Secretary of the European Teratology Society (ETS) and an editorial Board Member for the Journal of Reproductive Toxicology.

In 2013 Richard joined Delphic HSE as a Toxicology Consultant, specialising in the production of Toxicological Risk Assessments for a variety of consumer products and the regulatory review of chemicals on a worldwide basis. After a short initial spell with Delphic HSE Richard relocated and took up a role with a previous employer where he quickly progressed from Senior Toxicologist to Principal Toxicologist. In 2017 Richard returned to Delphic HSE as their European manager.

Robert Koller LinkedIn

Senior Director – Regulatory Affairs, DKSH

TOPIC: Exploring the diverse Indonesian Market

Based in Switzerland, Robert heads up a team of more than one hundred regulatory specialists serving the Business Unit Performance Materials. He has global responsibility for the competences for Safety, Health and Environment (SHE), Quality Assurance (QA) and Registrations (REG) ensuring full compliancy whist also contributing towards the DKSH’s wider sustainable growth strategy. Prior to this, Robert was Managing Director DKSH Switzerland Ltd.

Salma Chaudhry LinkedIn

Founder, The Halal Cosmetics Company

TOPIC: The rise of halal beauty

Salma Chaudhry is the founder and director of The Halal Cosmetics Company in the UK.
After several years of research and development, Salma identified a gap within the halal and beauty sector and in 2014 launched the UK business. The company has gained worldwide recognition with products being distributed as far as the Middle East and Southeast Asia. In 2017, the company secured the UK supermarket chain Asda to distribute nationwide its entire skin care.

An entrepreneur, at the age of twenty-four Salma set up her first business as an independent publisher of a bridal magazine. Since then she has started, and managed, several other businesses including designer bridal wear and a cookery school. She is an accredited business advisor and the recipient of several of industry awards including ‘Enterprise Network Business Advisor of the Year’ for her contribution towards helping others to realise their dreams and starting their own businesses and in 2015 “British Muslim Business Woman of the Year.

Sandra Ferretti LinkedIn

Chief Compliance Officer, Obelis Group

TOPIC: An overview of the EU Cosmetics Regulation

With a near to 20 years of employment at Obelis s.a. as Chief Compliance Officer, Sandra Ferretti has a unique expertise in European regulatory affairs both in cosmetics and medical devices fields. Her specialities: Regulatory affairs, cosmetics, medical devices, responsible person, authorised representative, quality assurance, policy making, European associations representation, company law, social law, business administration, public subventions.

Ulli Haslacher LinkedIn

President and Co-Founder, Pour Moi Skincare

TOPIC: The US and what matters to its millennials

Ulli Haslacher is the President and Co-Founder of Pour Moi Skincare, the world’s first and only Climate-Smart skincare. She brings decades of experience and expertise in the beauty, health, and wellness realm.
Established in 2004, Ulli is Founder and also President of Pacific Blue Brands, a boutique consulting firm specializing in “Making Sense Of” strategic alliances and partnerships for marketing and sales in all channels of national and global distribution. The company focuses especially on beauty, health, and wellness brands in both consumer and medical products. Clients include Soniclean, a dental brand on QVC and LIV, Olivia Newton-John’s breast self-exam aid.

Raphael Saurwein LinkedIn

VP Legal & Regulatory Affairs, KTN Dr. Neuberger GmbH

TOPIC: Digital marketing – compliance challenges with intangible productss

Raphael, an experienced lawyer (Germany), currently works as General Counsel at KTN Dr. Neuberger GmbH, a color cosmetic sourcing, marketing and distribution company (own brands, private label). Since June 2016, Raphael has been responsible for all legal and regulatory matters for the company, including operational functions (IT and processes). Prior to working at KTN Dr. Neuberger, Raphael was the Director of Regulatory Affairs at cosnova beauty GmbH, a colour cosmetic marketing company (brands: essence, Catrice, & L.O.V), from 2012 to June 2016. During this time, Raphael was responsible for Regulatory Affairs, including international product registration and customs, overseeing, developing and negotiating key-contracts for company.

Raphael has also held several positions at Markwins International, a colour cosmetic manufacturing, marketing and distribution company (brands: Wet’n’Wild & Physicians Formula), as In-house Counsel (Europe), VP Legal and Regulatory Affairs (Hong Kong) and Managing Director/Company Officer with statutory authority (Markwins International GmbH, Germany). For more than ten years, he worked closely with key account managers on retail and distribution agreements in many European countries (Italy, France, Spain, UK, Poland). He has strong regulatory experience within colour cosmetics; this is primarily within EU Regulation 1223/2009/EC, but also US and South American regulations.