2017 Cleaning Products Latin America Speakers

  • Carlos Arruda

    Professor of Innovation and Competitiveness FDC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center

    Coming Soon! 

  • Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr.

    President National Agency of Health Surveillance, Brazil

    Jarbas Barbosa da Silva Jr. is a public health physician and epidemiologist, with national and international experience in public health, epidemiology applied to health services, health surveillance, prevention and control of diseases and illnesses, and management of health systems.

    He graduated in Medicine; specialized in Public Health and Epidemiology; he holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences and a Doctor’s Degree in Collective Health. In his professional career, he was a physician at the Pernambuco State Health Secretariat; STD/AIDS Program Coordinator, Health Surveillance Director and Municipal Health Secretary in Olinda City, State Health Secretary in Pernambuco State; Director of the Brazilian Epidemiology Center; Health Surveillance Secretary and Executive Secretary of the Health Ministry.

    He held the position of Manager of Health Surveillance, Prevention and Control of Diseases at the Pan American Health Organization. He returned to the position of Health Surveillance Secretary at the Ministry of Health. He was named Secretary of Science, Technology, and Strategic Inputs of the Health Ministry. In July 2015, he was nominated Director President of the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency – Anvisa.

    Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr. was the Brazilian representative at PAHO/WHO Executive Committee (2011-2014), as well as at the WHO Executive Board (2013 - ). He participates in Councils and Committees of international organisms and institutions, being a member of the Board of the Stop-TB Partnership (2003-2005, 2011-2013, 2013 - ); and of the WHO Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework Advisory Group (2011 - ). He is a licensed Professor at the College of Medical Science of the University of Pernambuco, and a licensed Legislative Health Advisor at the Brazilian Senate.

    Dr. Barbosa da Silva Jr. is author and co-author of over 70 publications in the areas of public health, management of health systems, epidemiology applied to health services, health surveillance, and health scenario analysis.

  • Dr. Welber Barral

    Former Secretary Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade

    Dr. Barral was the Foreign Trade Secretary at Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade between 2007 and 2011.

    Dr. Barral obtained his Ph.D in International Law at the University of São Paulo in 1999, and pursued post-Ph.D studies at Georgetown University in 2004. From 1994 to 1995, Dr. Barral served as a federal attorney in Florianopolis (SC). Since 1995, he has worked as a consultant on international trade issues, and is one of the most important scholars in the area of trade in Latin America and a member of the Permanent Mercosur Review Court. In 2002, he received the Moinho Santista Youth Award in International Relations, as well as a special award from the Argentine Ministry of the Economy. In his 20 plus-year career, Dr. Barral has published 23 books, among them Dumping and International Trade, Brazil and the WTO, Brazil and Protectionism, Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Arbitration and their Myths, as well as multiple articles and other publications.

    coming soon! 

  • Antonio Calcagnotto

    President of ALIADA (LATAM) – Corporate Affairs Director at UNILEVER Brazil Unilever

    Antonio Candido Prataviera Calcagnotto is a graduated in Business Administration and Law. He holds a Masters in Strategic Planning (FGV / SP) and (Exchange) at York University, Canada.

    In his career, Calcagnotto has held highlights positions in important companies, including: Marcopolo SA, Navistar International Trucks, Supermarkets Calcagnotto SA, Renault-Nissan Alliance and Unilever.

    Since January 2014, in charge of the Corporate Affairs at Unilever Brazil, he is responsible for sustainability strategy for Unilever Brazil and External Affairs for Latin America and responsible for bringing the brand closer to entities, public and private bodies, as well as coordinating Internal and External Communication areas to raise awareness of the Unilever brand.

    Besides executive of Unilever, Calcagnotto accumulates the positions President of ABIPLA (Brazilian manufacturing of Cleaning Products Industry), vice-president of ABIA (Brazilian Association of Food Industries), titular member of CNI - MEI (National Confederation of Industry / Business Mobilization for Innovation) and CNI-National Forum of Manufacturers. Member counselor of: CEBDS (Brazilian Business Council for Sustainable Development), of ABIHPEC (Brazil manufacturing HPPC Association - Personal Hygiene, Perfumery and Cosmetics), of Britcham (The British Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Brazil) and of  Dutcham (Dutch Brazilian Chamber of Commerce). Also, holds the Presidency of ALIADA (Latin America Association of Cleaning Products Industry) and Britcham South Brazil.

    He is MBA professor in ​strategic ​business management, Communication & marketing and ethics since 1989 in couple universities, among them, mainly at ESPM.

    Additionally, Calcagnotto, in the public activities, holds the title of Commander (ComC), appointed and honored by the State of Parana/Brazil, thereby becoming member of the Order of Pinheiro, due to the work he carried out in favor of the social, industrial and economic development of Paraná/Brazil, as well as the negotiations and the support in attracting other companies to the state.

  • Bruno Carvalho Duarte

    Director MDIC

    director OF the Chemical and Health Complex - Department of Investments and Technological Complexes - Secretariat of Development and Industrial Competitiveness – mDIC – MINISTERY OF THE INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

  • Nicolàs Cavalleri

    General Secretary ASIQUR

    Licenciado en Negocios Internacionales e Integración .

    Actualmente se desempeña como Gerente de la Asociación de Industrias Químicas del Uruguay. Y Secretario Ejecutivo de ALIADA, Asociación Latinoamericana de Industrias de Productos de Limpieza, Aseo, Domisanitarios y Afines.

  • 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.

  • Silvio Codas

    CAEDHPA President

    Silvio Codas es Licenciado en Ciencias Contables, graduado de la Universidad Católica de Asunción. Posee posgrados en Didáctica Universitaria, Organización y Métodos, Gestión de Sistemas de Calidad y es Master en Administración de Empresas.

    Trabajo en varias multinacionales como Citibank, Unilever y Johnson & Johnson. A partir de 2005, es Director - Gerente Administrativo del Grupo Agrofield y empresas asociadas, Alianza Agropecuaria, Orkin Paraguay, Faunatown y Paraguay Multibrands.

    Fue Vicepresidente del Pacto Global de las Naciones Unidas, capitulo Paraguay, y miembro del directorio del Pacto Etico Comercial, así como socio fundador de otros gremios como la Cámara de Especialidades Veterinarias del Paraguay (CEVEPA) y la Cámara Paraguaya de Controladores de Plagas (CPCP). 

  • Maria Elisa Curcio

    Executive Director ABIPLA

    Maria Elisa Curcio is a consolidated professional in the fields of Latin America government and public affairs. During her career, she occupied strategic positions on multinationals (Avon and Whirlpool),  government relations service provider (Patri) and a trade association (ABIQUIM – Brazilian Chemical Industry Association), previous ABIPLA, contributing for an unique way of acting on government affairs activities. About regulatory assistance, Maria Elisa has technical expertise and application of technical legislation and regulatory frameworks fo­­­­­­r environment and health.

    Background: Lawyer (Mackenzie Presbyterian University) and Bachelor on Social Sciences, Politics, Sociology and Anthropology (University of Sao Paulo); expert on Environmental Management (IPT – Institute for Technological Research of the State of Sao Paulo); Minor Degree in Business Administration and Management (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro); Master Degree on and; in progress, PhD on Legal and Political Economics (Mackenzie Presbyterian University).

  • Renan de Andrade Alves

    Evonik Degussa Brasil Ltda Technical Service Coordinator - Home Care

    Renan Alves works at Evonik as Technical Service Coordinator for Home Care. Renan has graduated in Industrial and Bachelor Chemistry at Faculdades Oswaldo Cruz. Before joining Evonik in Nov /2016, he worked at Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser as R&D intern, at Sealed Air and 3M Brazil in R&D for I&I products, and at Lonza as Marketing and Application Specialist for Home Care. 

  • João DePaula

    Regional C&A Director - Consumer Fragrances IFF

    João DePaula é graduado em Administração de Empresas pela EAESP-FGV, com especialização em Administração Estratégica pela FIA-USP.

    Na IFF desde 1998, possui cerca de 20 anos de experiência na área de fragrâncias.

    Em 2016 assumiu a área de CD&I (Creation, Design and Innovation) para a America Latina, responsável pelo desenvolvimento de soluções olfativas integradas para as categorias de Consumer Fragrances (Personal Wash, Fabric, Home Care e Body Care).

  • Carme Gauxachs Calvo

    Regulatory Director LatAm Reckitt Benckiser

    Professional with more than 15 years expertise in Regulatory Affairs across a broad variety of countries and regions (from EU to Latin America) and covering a very extensive products categories: medicines ( Rx, OTC, GSL), Medical Devieces, Cosmetics, Food Supplements, Biocides, detergents and chemicals. Wide network connections through the corresponding Trade Association per product category and country as well as with organizations and Authorities.

  • 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

    Chris Harling works at Biolin Scientific as a Regional Sales Manager covering South America, Africa and Western Europe. He manages both sales and support through distribution partners and having some direct markets also. Biolin Scientific is a leading Nordic surface science instrumentation company with roots in Sweden and Finland. Chris has been working for Biolin Scientific for over 12 years now!

  • Marcus Vinicius Kerekes

    LA New Business Development and Sustainability Manager for Packaging and Specialty Plastics The Dow Chemical Company

    Marcus Kerekes is the NBD and Sustainability Manager at Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics Latin America, since March 2017, responsible for manage sustainability and new technologies pipeline within the business. He’s an experienced professional in Marketing and Strategic Planning management in companies like DuPont and Microsoft, in addition to experience in implementing and leading a Market Intelligence area. He joined Dow in 2011, as Marketing Excelence Manager.  In 2014 he moved to Philadelphia as Marketing and Business Development Manager for Food Safety business division, working with an Ozone product line. In the beginning of 2015, assumed as Consumer Marketing Manager Latin America, within Polyurethanes business, where designed and implemented strategic marketing plan as well as goBranding (ComfortScience) initiative across the region

    Marcus is graduated in Business Administration by Faculdade  de Mogi Mirim and holds a Post Degree in Marketing by Pontífica Universidade Católica de Campinas and in Global Business Administration by the Thunderbird School of Global Management (Garvin School of International Management), and has an extension course in Digital Marketing by Harvard University

  • Bruno Biano Leal

    Special Advisor of the President Civil House

    Graduated from the University Center Euripides de Marília (2005), he has a law degree from the University of Marília-UNIMAR, specialized in public law, and postgraduate in civil procedural law from the Superior School of the AGU and the Superior School of the Attorney General of SP. Professor in postgraduate courses and author of legal books.

    He was Public Prosecutor of the National Treasury, Chief Prosecutor of the PFE / INSS Sectoral Prosecutor's Office in Marília / SP, Regional Prosecutor of the Specialized Federal Prosecutor's Office (INSS) in the States of São Paulo and Mato Grosso do Sul (PFE-INSS), Matters of Benefits of PFE-INSS / Brasília, acting mainly with the disciplines of Social Security Law and Administrative Law.

  • 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. 

  • Juliana Marra

    External Affairs Manager, Communications Unilever Brazil

    Bio coming soon!

  • Leonardo Mazzia

    Technical Director ALPHA

    Licentiate in Chemistry. University of Buenos Aires. Argentina.

    Technical Director of ALPHA (Cámara Argentina de Productos del Hogar y Afines) and Board Member of ALIADA

  • Billy Nascimento

    Co-CEO Forebrain

    Billy E. M. Nascimento holds a degree in Biomedicine from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, a master's degree in Physiology and a Ph.D. in Science from the same University. He has developed research on the areas of Neuroeconomics and Neuromarketing. He is a professor of Neuromarketing for the Marketing MBA at FGV in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Professor of Consumer Neuroscience for MBA and Post-Graduate courses - ESPM. He was elected as the Brazilian representative of the NMSBA - Neuromarketing Science and Business Association - the most important association of worldwide neuromarketing. He is a co-founder and co-CEO of Forebrain, a pioneer in the use of neuroscience research applied to the consumer sciences, serving clients such as Globo, Oi, L'Oréal, Natura, O Boticário, Pepsico, Porto Seguro and others.

  • Abrão Miguel Árabe Neto

    Secretary of Foreign Trade Ministry of industry, Foreign trade and Services of Brazil (MDIC)

    He holds a law degree from the Federal University of Uberlândia (2005), a master's degree in International Commercial Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (2008) and a doctorate in International Commercial Law from the University of São Paulo (2013). During his Ph.D., he was a visiting scholar at the Georgetown University Law Center.

    He worked as a lawyer in the Felsberg and Associados office from July 2007 to June 2009.

    He was Research Assistant at the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea) from February 2011 to January 2012, working on a project on global trade regulation.

    Worked at the Federation of Industries of the State of São Paulo (FIESP) from July 2009 to February 2012 as Commercial Defense Coordinator at the Department of International Relations and Foreign Trade (DEREX).

    He started working at the Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services in February 2013 as Foreign Trade Analyst. In the Ministry, he was Chief of Staff from February 2015 to March 2016 and as Director of the Department of International Negotiations since then.

  • 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 twenty years, starting as a bench chemist in the laundry group. He has a PhD in Chemistry and is an adamant Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors 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.

  • Miguel Ángel Queralto

    President ALPHA

    El Dr. Miguel Ángel Queraltó es abogado con larga experiencia en Unilever y es Presidente de ALPHA en los últimos 20 años

  • Cristiane Ramalhoso

    Head of R&D Brazil, Mexico and Andean Reckitt Benckiser

    Cristiane holds Master Degree in Chemistry and MBA in Entrepreneurial Management at FGV. Cristiane has 17 years of experience in R&D, working across different Home & Hygiene Categories. Technical Responsible for several launches in Latam  such as Vanish Oxi powder, Finish, SBP Automatic, Personal Repellents and continuous growth of RB brands in the region. Now as R&D Sr Manager, she has the responsibility for Air Care, Pest Control , Fabric Care and Dish for Brazil, Mexico and Andean Pact  as well as the coordination of Vanish initiatives in Developing markets.

  • Maria Sanchez

    Director ANMAT

    coming soon!

  • Dra. Mirtha Susana Yamada Tanaka

    Manager of Cleaning Products ANVISA

    Fez Mestrado em Medicina Tropical pela Fiocruz, Mestrado em Toxicologia pela Universidade de Londrina e Especialização em Vigilância Sanitária pela Fiocruz. Trabalhou em diversos órgãos como médica na área assistencial, medicina de família e pronto socorro e na Direção do Instituto Nacional de Saúde/Peru. Fez pesquisas de campo em áreas rurais em doenças tropicais, tais como malária, febre amarela, leishmaniose e outros. Foi professora universitária em Doenças Tropicais. Trabalhou no Centro Nacional de Epidemiologia - CENEPI/MS, na Coordenação da Rede de Laboratórios de Saúde Pública para diagnóstico de Dengue, febre amarela, malária, hepatites virais e Doença de Chagas, de 1994 até 1999. Foi consultora na Coordenação de Informações e Análise da Situação de Saúde e na Coordenação de Monitoramento de Agravos Não Transmissíveis no Ministério da Saúde, de 1999 a 2001. Desde 2001, trabalha na ANVISA/MS, nas áreas de Fiscalização de medicamentos e produtos, Medicamentos Novos e Pesquisa Clínica, Sangue e tecidos, Toxicologia e atualmente na Gerência de Saneantes – Gesan. Publicou vários artigos científicos durante sua carreira, entre eles, Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha, interferon gamma and macrophage stimulating factor in relation to the severity of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in the brazilian amazon, Dengue Laboratory Net in Brazil e Men who have sex with men and analysis ethical of blood donors screening in Brazil. Também participou na elaboração do Manual de Dengue, 1996, Manual de Vigilância Epidemiológica de Febre Amarela, 1998, e do Plano Nacional de Controle e o de Erradicação do Aedes aegypti.

  • Jenny Zepeda

    Regulatory Affairs Manager Reckitt Benckiser

    Pharmacist, Universidad de Chile, Diploma in Regulatory Affairs at Universidad de Chile,
    Diploma in Management and Quality Control at Universidad Santiago de Chile.

    Twenty-eight years of professional experience, thirteen years of experience in Regulatory
    Affairs for Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Pesticide/ Plaguicide, Food, Disinfectant and Medical Devices
    products in Chile.

    Development of Regulatory strategies and assessment to obtain the licensure of Pharmaceutical, Cosmetic, Pesticide/ Plaguicide, Food, Disinfectant and Medical Devices products registration in Chile.

    Regulatory Liaison between company and Chilean regulatory agencies for regulations, guidance and meetings.

    Experience in regulatory compliance, Quality Assurance and Quality Control according to local regulation.