Speakers

Arnaud Adrian

Vice President of Sales, Robertet Inc.

Arnaud Adrian

Adrian leads the ingredients division of Robertet USA. Born and raised in Marseille, France, Adrian is the fourth generation of his family to work in the fragrance and flavor industry. His childhood in Provence, surrounded by its aromatic fields, helped develop his passion for natural ingredients. He spent his summers working in the fields collecting and distilling botanicals before officially joining his family’s business in the mid 1990s. Adrian joined Robertet in 2010.

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

Calice Becker

Vice President Perfumery, Givaudan

Calice Becker

“I like to add a dose of intrigue, because nothing catches the attention of a touch of something unexpected," says Calice Becker. As a child, she asked her mother how flowers got inside a bottle of eau de cologne. The liquid inside was transparent, but it smelled strongly of orange blossoms. Once she started studying perfumery, Becker discovered the answer to this mystery, and today she herself fills crystal bottles with flowers. And not only flowers. Her perfumes—inspired as they are by her travels, horse-riding and cooking experiments—weave whole tapestries of images and sensations. She often looks to art to find inspiration, whether it is Rembrandt’s way of using colors or the Italian Renaissance masters’ juxtaposition of light and shadow. Yet, her approach remains down to earth and all about pleasure, with an element of surprise. Becker's creations include Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl, Marc Jacobs Lola, Estée Lauder Beyond Paradise Men and Beyond Paradise Women, Dior J'Adore and Avon Far Away Gold.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Rob Brown

President, The Lebermuth Company

Rob Brown

As president of The Lebermuth Company, a family-owned company that is over a century old, Rob Brown continues his family’s passion for aromatic plants, and the elixir the company extracts has resulted in an expansion of its technical capabilities. Today, Lebermuth products are comprised of a broad spectrum of ingredients from fragrances, flavors and essential oils to enriched, high impact natural materials and concentrates. Brown has been in the industry since 1991, holding roles in purchasing, sales and R&D before becoming president. He is a member of the American Society of Perfumers and the longest standing member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild.

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

Felix Buccellato

Founder and Perfumer, Custom Essence Inc.

Felix Buccellato began his career in 1965 at IFF as a laboratory technician. He briefly left the industry to work for NASA at Cape Kennedy on the Apollo project from 1966 to 1968. He then rejoined IFF, where he held roles in R&D and fragrance and flavor evaluation. In 1976, Buccellato joined Alpine Aromatics as a perfumer before founding Custom Essence Inc. in 1981. He is a frequent author for Perfumer & Flavorist (where he is an adviser), the American Chemical Society and other publications. He is also a member of the American Chemical Society, Society of Flavor Chemists and American Society of Perfumers (since 1980), for which he served as a president in 1986 and 1987. In 1997, Buccellato was given the William P. Lambert award for his contributions to the American Society of Perfumers. Additionally, he holds a patent on an innovative fragrance delivery system.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Kip Cleverley

Head of Global Sustainability, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Kip Cleverley has more than 20 years of environmental and sustainability experience, and is the head of global sustainability at International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (IFF). Prior to IFF, Cleverley headed the sustainability efforts at Benjamin Moore, a U.S.-based company that manufactures and supplies coatings and chemicals globally. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Widener University (Chester, PA) as well as a masters of science in environmental science & management from Fairleigh Dickenson University (Teaneck, NJ). He is a certified professional in leadership in energy & environmental design (LEED) as well as the global reporting initiative (GRI) for corporate sustainability. His is a member of and speaker for organizations such as the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Corporate Sustainability Round Table, Sustainability Leaders Council and the Conference Board.

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

Achim Daub

Global President Scent & Care, Executive Board, Symrise AG

Achim Daub

Achim Daub has held various management positions in Symrise's scent & care business unit, initially in France before relocating to the U.S. in 2008. He has been in charge of the scent & care business unit worldwide since 2006. Daub successfully built the company's global presence in fragrances, and pushed its expansion into high-growth business areas such as cosmetic ingredients. In addition, he has pursued strategic partnerships and acquisitions, including the recent acquisition of U.S.-based Pinova Holdings—through which Symrise is further expanding its access to renewable ingredients for perfume creation and assuming a global market leadership position in fragrance ingredients. Prior to joining Symrise in 2004, Daub spent five years as a general manager for at Coty. Before Coty, he held various marketing and leadership positions at Procter & Gamble. Daub studied business at the University of Wuppertal and the University of Birmingham (U.K.).

Session:

Monday, June 13

Gustavo de Campos Dieamant

Scientific and Technological Research Manager, Boticário Group

Gustavo de Campos Dieamant

Dieamant has a background in pharmaceutical sciences with a Ph.D. in pharmacology. He has worked as a cosmetic scientist since 2002. He is currently the scientific and technological research manager of Boticário Group.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Estelle Delort

Senior Scientist, Analytical Innovation, Firmenich

Estelle Delort received her engineering diploma in chemistry from the European Higher School of Chemistry, Polymers and Materials (Strasbourg, France), and earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Since 2006, Delort has headed a research laboratory within the analytical innovation group of Firmenich corporate R&D, focusing on the identification and quantification of volatile constituents from various natural products, with a particular interest for citrus fruits.

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

Claude Dir

Master Perfumer, ASP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, MANE

Claude Dir

Claude Dir has been a perfumer for 45 years. His career has taken him from MANE in France to MANE in the U.S. to Quest to Givaudan and full-circle back to MANE in New York City. He has created hundreds of fragrances for fashion designers, beauty brands, specialty retailers and celebrities. Dir travels between homes in Arizona, New York and France. Dir's full bio is available here.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Garry Dix, Ph.D.

Regulatory Expert, CPL Aromas

As regulatory expert at CPL Aromas, Dix is responsible for assessing and approving fragrances for use in consumer products. He also conducts and publishes research of interest to the industry, and has presented his research around the world. He has an interest in highlighting opportunities for the visually-impaired (VI), and has worked with VI organizations in the United Kingdom and India. Dix earned a doctorate in health science in 2013 from the University of Portsmouth, U.K.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Rodrigo Flores-Roux

Vice President Perfumery, Givaudan

Rodrigo Flores-Roux

“My love for flowers and for my native country, Mexico, gives me an infinite source of inspiration,” says Givaudan perfumer Rodrigo Flores-Roux. After more than two decades of experience in the industry, he has acquired profound knowledge of his art, but what makes his style so thoroughly original is the high-voltage energy and exuberance he brings to his work. His fragrances have complex personalities, a sensual interplay of nuances, exhilarating storylines and, of course, his passionate touch. Flores-Roux's creations include Houbigant Fougere Royale, CK Free, Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, Clinique Happy, Dolce & Gabanna The Velvet Collection and John Varvatos fragrances from 2004 to present.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Patrick Foley

Chief Science Officer, P2 Science

Patrick Foley co-founded P2 Science with Professor Paul Anastas while at the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University. As chief science officer of P2 Science, he has lead the company into the field of fragrance and flavor, cosmetics and specialty chemicals. Foley earned his doctorate from Yale's chemical and environmental engineering program in 2011. Before his graduate studies, he worked in discovery chemistry at Pfizer (2004–2008), where he developed small molecule therapeutics for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Foley has also been the lead inventor on more than a dozen patent filings in the field of sustainable chemistry and renewable ingredients. 

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

Andrea Francés

Sales & R&D, Nobs Naturals

Francés is a chemical engineer and holds both a masters in fragrance/cosmetics and business management from ISIPCA. At Nobs Naturals, she oversees sustainable development projects for Central American natural ingredients.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Hervé Fretay

Global Director of Naturals, Fragrance Division, Givaudan

Hervé Fretay

Hervé Fretay began his career at Unichema/Uniqema, specializing in biodegradable and environmentally friendly lubricants, before joining the fragrance division of Quest International (later Givaudan) in 1999—where he held business roles in fragrance ingredients, key account management and active cosmetic ingredients. As Givaudan's global director of naturals for the fragrance division, Fretay oversees overall strategy and ethical sourcing projects. Fretay obtained an engineering degree in chemistry from Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris and completed courses in business to business marketing at IMD Lausanne.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Cyril Gallardo

Vice President – Ingredients Europe, the Middle East and Africa, MANE

Cyril Gallardo

Cyril Gallardo joined MANE in 2010 after a career in the chemical industry. He headed the company's aroma chemical production before being appointed the head of the ingredients division – Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is also the assistant to the EMEA director. He graduated from Chimie ParisTech's engineering school in 1997, and completed the executive MBA program through the International Institute for Management Development (Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2015.

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

John Gamba

Senior Perfumer, Givaudan

John Gamba

“A perfume needs to perform but it must also have a soul,” says perfumer John Gamba. Scents fascinated Gamba since childhood, and he was determined to train as a perfumer, even if it meant juggling many different responsibilities and working night shifts. A love of fragrance and the support of his close-knit Italian family kept him going. “I was motivated to learn something new every day,” he says. Gamba’s exceptional technical skills and mastery of ingredients speak for his passion, curiosity and perseverance. While a scientific rigor underpins his work, Gamba’s creative approach inspires compositions that are not only impeccably crafted but also memorable, with a distinctive point of view. His creations include Natura Urbano, Calvin Klein Free Energy, True Religion For Men, Bath & Body Works Black Amethyst and A Thousand Wishes, Victoria’s Secret Sexy Little Things Love Rocks, Avon Luck for Her and Playboy Malibu.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Rachel L. Grabenhofer

Scientific Acquisitions Editor, Allured Business Media

Rachel L. Grabenhofer

As scientific acquisitions editor for Allured Business Media, Grabenhofer engages with experts in various scientific fields to procure content supporting the company’s Perfumer & Flavorist (P&F), Cosmetics & Toiletries (C&T) and Skin Inc. brands. Prior to this, she served as editor of C&T. Grabenhofer is a member of the Council of Science Editors. She has been an active member of the Midwest chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for more than 15 years. In addition, she is serving as a judge and manages the expert review panel for the 2016 in-cosmetics Innovation Zone awards, as she has for the past several years.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Jason Kelly

CEO and Co-founder, Ginkgo Bioworks

Jason Kelly co-founded Ginkgo Bioworks—which designs yeast that produce cultured ingredients, including fragrance ingredients, in a facility that replaces by-hand lab work with robotic automation and software. Kelly holds B.S. degrees in chemical engineering and biology, and earned his Ph.D. in biological engineering from MIT.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Torsten Kulke

Senior Vice President Global Innovation & Regulatory Fragrances & Oral Care, Scent & Care Division, Symrise AG

Torsten Kulke has has held a number of roles with Symrise since 2011, including senior vice president of global innovation & regulatory scent & Care as well as vice president of global innovation fragrances & oral care. He previously held roles with Reckitt Benckiser, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Unilever. Kulke holds an MBA from Hull Business School, U.K., a Ph.D. in chemistry (Basel, Switzerland), and a masters in polymer science (Edinburgh, U.K.).

Sessions:

Monday, June 13
Tuesday, June 14

Antonio Lara

President and CEO, Lucas Meyer Cosmetics | International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Antonio Lara

Lara holds a bachelor's degree in computer science, and has held sales and marketing positions in various companies specialized in high-tech and telecommunication business. He joined Unipex Group as vice president, market development, in 2009. In 2011, he became vice president, general manager of Lucas Meyer Cosmetics before becoming president and CEO. International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. acquired Lucas Meyer Cosmetics in 2015.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Tiago Martinello

Research and Development Manager, Boticário Group

Tiago Martinello

With a background in pharmaceutical sciences, a master's degree in product development and extensive experience in R&D and quality and validation of cosmetic products, Tiago Martinello is charged with research and development of perfumes and deodorants for Boticário Group's business units. He has worked on major Brazilian brand launches, notably Malbec and Lily, in this capacity. Prior to joining Boticário Group, Martinello worked for Johnson & Johnson, Sanophi Aventis and two universities in Sáo Paulo. 

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Adriana Medina

Vice President Perfumery, Givaudan

Adriana Medina

“Together we can achieve incredible things," says Adriana Medina. “I feel like I’m a fragrance engineer.” When she came from Colombia to the United States to study at the age of 15, Medina had in mind a career path toward genetics or microbiology. She joined Givaudan’s laboratory after college thinking that it would be a short stint, and the rest was history. Her sense of aesthetics, artistic touch and talent for creating sophisticated, memorable compositions make Medina's perfumery exciting. An extroverted and lively person, she thrives on interacting with others, and she finds few things are as inspiring as conversations and exchanges with her team. In turn, her generosity, enthusiasm and passion motivate those around her. Medina's creations include Avon Luck for Her and Instinct for Her; Victoria's Secret Bombshell, Victoria, Dream Angels Forever and Glamour; Vera Wang Embrace Rose Buds & Vanilla; Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers Morning Garden; Bath & Body Works Velvet Sugar and A Thousand Wishes; and Ed Hardy Love & Luck.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Alessandro Mendes

Product Development Director, Natura

Alessandro Mendes began his career at Natura as a packaging manager and environmental impact model manager. From 2007 to 2009, he worked in Paris to open the company's first research and development laboratory outside Brazil. He has been the product development director at Natura since 2010. Mendes, a chemical engineer, studied at Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg and the University of São Paulo before taking on post-graduate work in business administration at the Fundação Getulio Vargas (São Paulo) and P&D Strategic Administration at INSEAD (France).

Session:

Tuesday, June 14

Roberto Oliveira de Lima

CEO, Natura

Roberto Oliveira de Lima holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, a graduate degree in accounting and financial management from the same institution and a graduate degree in strategic planning from Institut Superieur des Affaires de Jouy in Josas, France. He worked in the information technology and finance for Saint Gobain, Rhodia and Accor before becoming chairman and CEO of the Credicard group (1999–2005). In 2005, he was named CEO of Vivo, Brazil's largest telecom company, and served in that capacity until June 2011. Since then, he served on the boards of Naspers Holdings in South Africa and Telefonica/Vivo, Grupo Pão de Açucar and Rodobens. In January 2014, he became chairman of the Publicis Group Worldwide in Brazil, and in September of 2014, he became CEO of Natura.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Xavier Ormancey

Director of Research and Innovation, Yves Rocher

Xavier Ormancey is the director of research and innovation for Yves Rocher. Prior to joining the company in 2011, he served as director of Chanel's cosmetic research center in Nice, France. Ormancey attended the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier, where he studies chemistry, phytochemistry and biochemistry.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Tony Phan

Process & Project Engineer, MANE

Tony Phan attended Chimie Paristech where he received MSc degree in chemical science and engineering. His work focuses on sustainable technologies and processes. After graduation, he joined MANE, working as a process and project engineer on ingredients manufacturing and sustainable assessment.

Sessions:

Tuesday, June 14

Mike Popplewell

Vice President, Corporate R&D, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

Mike Popplewell has served as vice president, corporate R&D, since 2007. Based in the IFF R&D Facility in Union Beach, New Jersey, he is responsible for innovation programs in delivery technology and process engineering, analytical chemistry and sensory science, malodor control, and performance and modeling technology. Mike joined IFF in 1999 as director of flavor delivery systems after experiences in flavor and consumer product research. Later, his responsibilities were expanded to include the R&D efforts in fragrance delivery and process engineering. He holds a BS in chemical engineering from Ohio State University, an MS and PhD from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Loyola University—Maryland.

Session:

Monday, June 13

Eder Leopoldo Ramos

Global President of Cosmetic Ingredients, Symrise AG

Eder Leopoldo Ramos

With more than 30 years of experience in the fragrance industry, Eder Leopoldo Ramos has been the global president of cosmetic ingredients at Symrise since 2013. Prior to this role, he was the president of Symrise's Latin America scent & care division.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

Kate Williams

Creative Perfumer, SevenScent

With a masters in psychology, training in neurolinguistics programming (NLP) and more than 10 years of industry experience, Williams brings valuable insights and a collaborative approach to fragrance creation.

Session:

Wednesday, June 15

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