Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit

Alan Ritchie LinkedIn

Associate REACH and Product Stewardship, WSP

TOPIC: Regulations and compliance concerning halal cosmetics

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.

Emma Monks LinkedIn

Head of Trust & Safety, Crisp Thinking

TOPIC: Spotting the fakes. Real-world insight into how to deal with counterfeit products and other associated risks with 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 (

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.

Salma Chaudhry LinkedIn

Founder, The Halal Cosmetics Company

TOPIC: Regulations and compliance concerning halal cosmetics

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: To be confirmed

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 specialties: Regulatory affairs, cosmetics, medical devices, responsible person, authorised representative, quality assurance, policy making, European associations representation, company law, social law, business administration, public subventions.