Andre Chieffi works at P&G’s Newcatle Innovation Centre (UK), where he leads the global formulation strategy for powder detergents. Before joining P&G in 2002, he studied chemistry (BsC and PhD) at Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) and University of Waterloo (Canada) and did his postdoc at MIT (US). At P&G, Andre worked most of his career at the Newcastle Innovation Centre (UK), focusing on the development of new technologies for sustainable cleaning products. Recently, Andre spent two years in Brazil leading P&G´s Open Innovation program for Latin America.
President of ALIADA (LATAM) – Corporate Affairs Director at UNILEVER Brazil
Since 2014 Vice President Corporate Affairs Unilever Brazil that operates in the segments of Food, Beverages, Ice Cream, Snacks, Personal Hygiene and House Hygiene. In addition to Unilever's executive, Calcagnotto holds the positions of president of ABIPLA (Brazilian Association of Cleaning Products Industries), president of SIPLA (National Union of the Cleaning Products Industries), president of ALIADA (Latin American Association of Cleaning Products Industries), among others. Additionally, since 1989, he teachesat ESPM (Superior School of Advertising and Marketing).
Billy is a Biomedical, Master and Doctor in Neurophysiology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is the coordinating professor of the Master in Consumer Neuroscience of the ESPM. He was elected as the Local Chair of the NMSBA - Neuromarketing Science and Business Association of 2015-2017. He is co-founder and CEO of Forebrain, a pioneer in the use of neuroscience research applied to consumer sciences, serving clients such as Globo, Vivo, O Boticário, Coca Cola, Santander, among others.
David Mackinson holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Economics from Georgetown University in Washington DC. He is currently leading market research and mass consumption trend studies for Euromonitor International in Latin America. David works with an international team of analysts who monitor the key trends of these industries and he is responsible for the relationship with the most important companies in the region, obtaining in this way a deep understanding of their corporate activity and the current state of the industry.
Global Innovation - R&D HPC
BsC in Chemisty with Master Business Administration in Project Management and Specialization in Innovation from University of São Paulo. Professional with more than 15 years of experience in technical areas, including projects in Quality Assurance, Research & Development and Innovation in FMCG and CT&F companies as: Reckitt Benckiser, Flora and Boticário Group. Currently occupies a senior position in the global R&D team, with focus in Innovation and Application in Home and Personal Care at Oxiteno, and as a professor of postgraduate in important institutions in Brazil.
Deputy Sales Director
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering at Milan Polytechnic. Emanuele joined Desmet Ballestra S.p.A. in 2007 as Proposal Engineer, supporting the company sales activities and focusing his efforts in the implementation of cost effective and reliable technological solutions. Starting from 2010 he covered the position of Sales Area Manager for South East Asian market and later for North & Latin America. As of 2017, he is supporting the Sales Director in the sales activities worldwide and in the promotion of the latest Desmet Ballestra technological achievements in the Surfactants and Detergents field.
Born in São Paulo, he graduated in Materials Engineering from the Mackenzie University, MBA in Marketing from USP and specialization in Sustainable Business from FGV. With experience in B2B businesses passing through important companies of the raw material segment for industries, such as: Bemis, Celulose Irani, Avery Dennison, CSN, Vitopel. Specialist in Circular Economics founded Boomera, a company recognized by the World Economic Forum and the Entrepreneur magazine as one of the five Startups that are making America more Sustainable, helping companies such as P&G, Natura, BRF, Braskem, Unilever, Adidas, PepsiCo, Mondelez, VolksWagen, among others, to transform their production way into a more circular model. He was chosen the 2016 Social Entrepreneur by the Brazilian Magazine “Pequenas Empresas Grandes Negócios” and Professional of the Year in 2016 by Embanews.
Gøther Lars S Mathisen
Global Marketing Partner
Gøther Lars Souza Mathisen is Global Marketing Partner in Novozymes Household Care division. He holds a Bachelor in Biology from the University of Copenhagen from, Faculty of Natural Science 2006 and a master in Biology and Biotechnology from University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Life Science, 2009.
He has worked in Novozymes Household Care division since March 2009. He joined the global marketing division in spring 2018. Prior to his current role, he holds multiple positions in Novozymes Household Care including Technical service and business development manager in Japan, Launch Manager in Global Marketing, Industry Technology Specialist in Europe and Research Scientist in China. The pace of innovation and product development has never been faster, every year we are seeing new technologies that can both improve the lives of people across the world and lower the impact on the world caused by human activity. In my current job, I am striving to link new technologies and developments to global needs and concerns across the world, lowering the overall impact of cleaning while delivering better results for the consumers.
When not working, I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and kayaking.
Jose Oscar Figueroa
Chemical Engineer from the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico with an MBA from the Technology Institute of Superior Education from Monterrey, with 19 years of experience in the chemical industry for consumer products, Nowadays Jose Oscar Figueroa is the Technical Manager in IFF for Latin America, a specialist in development and applications for consumer products. Also working in the surfactant industry in companies such as Clariant and Solvay
Founder - Research Designed for Strategy
Managing Director of REDS, Karina Milaré holds an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences with a major in Sociology and Anthropology from Unicamp, Brazil, and a Masters in Anthropology of Organizations from that same institution. She has 20 years of experience in Market Research with projects carried out in a wide range of businesses. As Director of Customer Services and later Executive Director at TNS for nine years, she built the FMCG, Fast Moving Consumer Goods section, focusing primarily on Innovation and Branding projects. She enjoys thinking in depth about customer problems and she is never satisfied with the obvious, always seeking a fresh view of difficulties and opportunities, she strives to focus a consultative approach onto projects undertaken by REDS, especially in the FMCG sector in which she has specialized in recent years.
Founder & Director
Lucas Saad is the founder and director of Saad, a tailor-made and internationally award-winning branding and innovation consultancy based in Brazil. He has majored in Graphic Design and specialized in Branding − Strategic Brand Management, having part of his MBA complemented at Brunel University in London. He has also taken a course in Global Creative Leadership at THNK − The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership. With more than 15 years of experience in Brazil and abroad, he has taken part in projects for small and big companies of a wide range of sectors, as healthcare, sustainable products, agribusiness, engineering & industrial, energy, arts & entertainment, tech, amongst others.
YVY do Brasil
After 15 years in the financial market Marcelo was in charge in 2011 of Terpenoil, a company of Green Chemistry focused on professional cleaning and air treatment products. In March 2018 he launched YVY, a brand of HOME CARE products that comes to change the way we clean our homes: with maximum efficiency and minimal impact. YVY combines the technology and intelligence of nature and reminds everyone that we do not need to dirty the environment to clean our houses. Marcelo is a Production Engineer from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) with an MBA in Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management in the USA and graduated in Finances from the IBMEC SP.
Mário Del Nunzio
Founder & Director
Chemist by the University of São Paulo, Chemical Technology by the Polytechnic School of USP.Technical Manager at UNILEVER and HENKEL Brazil for 19 years (1971/1990) and Owner of AFAMTEC CONSULTORIA and CHEMICAL SERVICES - Second Life Project for 18 years (1990-2019).
Business Development Manager
Natalie Hulland achieved her First Class Masters’ degree in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield (UK). She joined Lubrizol in 2016 as Business Development Manager for the Warwick Equest business, in which her key responsibilities involve liaising with customers worldwide to understand, develop and deliver products and services that meet their Home Care evaluation needs.
Sales Development Specialist
Ofelia González holds a Chemical Engineering degree with more than 20 years of experience in Croda in Chemical Specialties sales for different Industries including Home Care, Personal Care, Agrochemicals, Plastics, and other industrial markets. Currently, Ofelia holds the position of Sales Development Specialist in Home Care, supporting all counties in Latin America and Sales Manager Mexico in all industrial markets.