2017 Cleaning Products Latin America Speakers

  • Carlos Arruda

    Professor of Innovation and Competitiveness FDC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

    Coming Soon! 

  • Dr. Andre Chieffi

    R&D Manager Procter & Gamble

    Dr. Andre Chieffi works at P&G’s Newcatle Innovation Centre (UK), where he leads a group working on cleaning technologies. 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 a postdoc at MIT (US). At P&G, Andre worked most of his career at the Newcastle Innovation Centre (UK) working on the development of new technologies for sustainable cleaning products (e.g.:  enzymes, polymers, bleach, encapsulation and active delivery systems). Recently, Andre spent two years in Brazil (2012/2013) leading P&G´s Open Innovation program for Latin America.

  • João dePaula

    Regional C&A Director - Consumer Fragrances IFF

    Coming soon!

  • Guilherme Gennari

    R&D Manager Unilever

    Guilherme Gennari works at Unilever R&D team and lead the global harmonization and simplification agenda for Home Care. Before joining Unilever in 2009, he studied Biology at University of Campinas and worked in a joint venture sugarcane biotechnology company in both biotech lab and intellectual property areas. At Unilever, Guilherme worked in Personal Care marketing and Global Design Center for toilet soap bars in R&D, moving to Home Care Latin America where he worked with claims, consumer understanding and formulation across different technologies. Recently he led the cost optimization program for Home Care in Latin America (2013 – 2016) and concluded his 2nd MBA in Business Management (Fundação Dom Cabral).

  • Chris Harling

    Regional Sales Manager Biolin Scientific

    Coming soon!

  • David Mackinson

    Research Manager Euromonitor International

    David Mackinson studied economics at the University of Illinois and then Georgetown University. He currently works in market research and consumer trends at Euromonitor International and he manages a team of analysts that specializes in the Home Care industry. David’s team oversees key trends in the industries throughout the year and is responsible for interacting with companies in the region, providing a detailed perspective of their corporate activity as well as the current state of the industry. 

  • Billy Nascimento

    Co-CEO Forebrain

    Coming Soon! 

  • Roberto Okeda

    LatAm and Mena - Home Care CDU Senior Brand Manager Marketing The Clorox Company

    Marketing professional with 10 years of experience in fast-moving consumer goods at several multinational companies. Currently at Clorox International, as Senior Brand Manager for Latin America and Middle East Laundry Additives business. Previously, Roberto was Clorox Peru Senior Brand Manager and Product Manager, where he orchestrated strategies for developing Bleach, Cleaners and Laundry Additives businesses. Prior to joining Clorox he headed, as Category Coordinator, product launches and communication campaigns at Unilever Andina Peru for Personal Care Categories and, at Alicorp for Food Categories. He has also experience in Door to Door companies having worked in Belcorp at Marketing Research area.

    Roberto is an Industrial Engineer from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, with an MBA degree at Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM) and, MSc in Management degree at San Ignacio de Loyola University.

    “Make Things Happen” 

  • Michael M. Ott, PhD

    Vice President, R&D Cleaning-PPD-International The Clorox Company

    Michael leads Innovation and R&D for the Cleaning, International, and Professional Product Divisions at The Clorox Company.  His responsibilities include developing irresistible products that will consistently deliver on innovation revenue targets, and robust cost savings and claim strategies that will deliver a strong base.  Michael has been at Clorox for nineteen years, starting as a bench chemist in the laundry group.  His international responsibilities include the development and expansion of Cleaning, Food Storage bags, Cat Litter and Burts Bees products around the world.    His Professional Products responsibilities include driving new technologies and solutions into the Healthcare and Jan San segments.  Michael has a PhD in Chemistry and is an adamant Oakland Raiders fan.    


  • Paulo Pompillo

    Director of Corporate Relations GPA

    Paulo Pompilio holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Communication from Anhembi Morumbi College, postgraduate degree in Business Communication from  Cásper Libero Foundation with a master’s degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He is 53 years old, was born and raised in São Paulo, is married and has a daughter. He is currently Corporate Relations Officer of Grupo Pão de Açúcar since December 2001.

  • Cristiane Ramalhoso

    Associate Reckitt Benckiser

    Coming soon!