Global Head of Home Careat
Filip has a background in business psychology and has started to specialize in home care as the industry project lead and as Consultant for home and technology industries at Euromonitor. He provides analysis on trends and developments, with special emphasis on broader consumer trends and areas where home care overlaps with other industries. This big picture view helps clients to learn about opportunities and threats, and to take informed strategic decisions.
Head of Business Developmentat
Mauro Davanzo is a chemist with 25 years of experience in different sectors, among which Cleaning and Hygiene from different perspectives. The most relevant experiences have been with Reckitt, AkzoNobel, IFF, and Vileda.
He has always been interested in the consumer science and to innovative solutions which can improve the life at home
Director of Global Technologies Platformat
Dirk Develter, MSc biologist, graduated from State University of Ghent in 1985. After a postgraduate in Environmental Sanitation he worked for the Flemish Institute of nature conservation. In 1991 he moved to the research and development department of Ecover Belgium which he headed for 2O years. His current role is developing better materials through industrial partnerships. He published and presented at various conferences on glycolipids and issued 6 patent applications. His pioneering sophorolipid work resulted in 2010 in a finalist nomination for the European Business Awards for the Environment in green innovation in the process category.
R&D Senior Managerat
Andre Chieffi is the Senior Manager of the Surface Science Platform at Reckitt. His team works on the development of new technologies across the Reckitt’s hygiene business including the mega brands Lysol, Finish, Vanish, Harpic and others.
Before joining Reckitt in 2020, Andre did a PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and University of Waterloo, Canada), a postdoc in catalysis (MIT, USA) and worked for almost 20 years at P&G (R&D centers in UK, Mexico and Brazil). As result, he has experience in several R&D areas, including: surfactants, polymers, enzymes, bleach, antimicrobials, encapsulation, active delivery and catalysis.
Dr. Neal Sorokin
Global Head of Regulatory, Hygiene Category Developmentat
Neal Sorokin has over 20 years’ experience in the regulatory and safety fields. Neal gained his PhD in 2007 (University of Reading, UK) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology in the UK. Following research work at the University of London and then 6 years as a consultant in the UK, Neal joined Reckitt in 2007. Over the past 15 years he has held various roles in the regulatory and safety departments at Reckitt, supporting the Health and Hygiene businesses and working in various locations including the UK, Italy, and the USA. He is currently the Global Head of Regulatory for Innovation within Reckitt’s Hygiene Business, based in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
Dr Barbara Duecker
HHC Innovation and Insights Managerat
PhD in chemistry - > 20 years experience in household care/detergent industry: 10 years R&D and Technical Sales Support in Clariant - 2 years heading Technical Customer Support team in Propack (= RB private label division) - 3 1/2 year Industry Technology Specialist in Novozymes - since 4 years HHC (household care) Market & Insights Manager in Novozymes.