High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26 for United Kingdomat
United Nations Climate Change
Nigel Topping is the UN’s High-Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, appointed by the UK Prime Minister in January 2020 and will serve until COP27. The role of the High Level Champion is to strengthen collaboration and drive action from businesses, investors, organisations, cities, and regions on climate change, and coordinate this work with governments and Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Since his appointment, Nigel, alongside the COP25 High Level Champion Gonzalo Muñoz, established the Race to Zero – a global campaign to commit all actors to net zero by 2050, the Race to Resilience – a global campaign for secure the resilience of 4 billion people by 2030, and the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) - a coalition of existing and new net zero finance initiatives. He is now working with the COP27 High Level Champion Mahmoud Mohieldin to forward these campaigns for COP27.
Prior to his appointment, Nigel was CEO of We Mean Business, a coalition of businesses working to accelerate the transition to a zero carbon economy. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Carbon Disclosure Project, following an 18 year career in the private sector, having worked across the world in emerging markets and manufacturing.
Senior Biocide Application Specialistat
Esther Lansdaal has joined Corbion in March 2007 and serves as a Senior Biocide Application Specialist in non-food applications.
With 13 years expertise in the market of Home & Personal Care and Biocides Esther is a strong contributor to new technology development.
Esther holds a MSc degree in Applied Life Sciences of HAN University in Nijmegen and a BSc degree in Histopathology of Avans Hogeschool Breda.
Daisy Scarparo de Sanctis
Technical Service and Development Leader, Latin America Home & Personal Careat
Daisy Scarparo de Sanctis, Technical Service and Development Leader for the Latin America Home & Personal Care business at Dow Chemical since 2011. She is a Chemist with master’s degree in physical chemistry by Unicamp University and 36 years of experience in technical applications for Home & Personal Care markets, having worked at Unilever, Oxiteno, Natura, Clariant and actually at Dow.
Manager of Hygiene Products, Perfumes, Cosmetics and Sanitizers – GHCOS, Directorateat
Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)
Lawyer by University of Brasiília (UnB) and graduated in Biological Sciences from Paulista University (UNIP). Rodrigo is specialized in Federal Legislative Process and Healthcare Management by UnB. Prior to be ANVISA civil servant, he worked at the Epidemiological Surveillance at Ministry of Health and at the Internal Control Directory of Education Secretary of Distrito Federal. At ANVISA, he has had several roles including Advisor to the Board of Directors and currently is Manager of Hygiene, Perfumes, Cosmetics and Sanitizing Products (GHCOS).
Business Director, Home and Personal Careat
IFF's Health & Biosciences
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Business Development Managerat
Francisco Almeida joined Arxada in 2017 and currently is responsible for Business Development and Project Management of Microbial Control Solutions segment for Hygiene, Home and Personal Care and Materials Protection businesses.
He has 21 years of experience in creating innovation strategies, developing new products as R&D Leader and developing new businesses in B2C and B2B companies. He has worked for different market segments as HPC, Hygiene and I&I in companies as Unilever, Casa KM and Reckitt Benckiser.
Francisco is currenlty responsible to drive innovation strategies, build innovative projects pipeline, identify rising business opportunities and customers needs and also responsible for strategic project management for South American region.
Topic will be focused on the antimicrobial solutions that aid protection of public health by disrupting transmission of pathogens aligned with consumers concerns regardin sustainability.
Husley J Morales Guzman
Senior Researcher at
Husley is a R&D-oriented chemical engineer with a comprehensive knowledge on surfactant and colloidal chemistry, from both theoretical and practical sides. Experienced in applications that involves the use of emulsifiers, wetting agents, detergents, foamers, defoamers, dispersants, solvents, polymers and rheology modifiers. Husley has strong experience in Home Care, Personal Care and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning markets.
Felipe Lehmkuhl Carreirão
Senior Research Analystat
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Senior Technical Service and Development, Home and Personal Careat
Angela Sanchez is Senior Technical Service and Development for the Home & Personal Care at Dow Chemical since 2018 for the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean. She is a Chemical Engineer graduated from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, with a Specialization in Project Management from the Universidad del Bosque Bogotá.
She has more than 11 years of experience in personal care and home care segment in companies such as Belcorp and Jerónimo Martins Colombia, performing different functions in areas of Quality and R&D.
Georgia Orsi Candido
Grupo Vigna Brasil
Biomedical, Master in Medical Sciences. Regulatory affairs expert acting for over 12 years. Responsible for the Sanitizers Division in Vigna Brasil
ERP Management System Project Managerat
Isidro Pereda holds a Master's Degree in Sustainability Management and electrical industrial engineer from the Catholic University of Chile.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the areas of electricity, packaging, waste management and environmental consultancy, is an expert in the Extended Producer Responsibility Law and Circular Economy. He is actually the ReSimple Management System project manager.
www.Resimple.cl is the first Management System Platform designed to achieve the Decreto Supremo 12 about EPR for packaging in Chile.
Brazilian Bioinnovation Association - ABBI
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R&D Group Manager LATAMat
The Clorox Company
Celeste was born in Argentina, where she graduated as Biochemist from Universidad John F. Kennedy, and finished the Leadership in Systemic Innovation master at ITBA.
More than 10 years of experience, developed in Pharma and Multinational CPG companies, leading Quality and R&D departments responsible for implementing regional project across Latam, Middle East and Southeast Asia.
Currently working as the R&D lead for the, The Clorox Company LATAM Business Unit driving the innovation agenda thru strategic project pipeline seeking to deliver sustainable innovation that impact people life’s and improve their day to day.
Celeste, is a one kid devoted mother; She is a sport enthusiast and has led efforts to boost the development and growth for young students thru internship programs within The Clorox Company
José Davi Pugliese
Sales Development Manager, Latin America Home Careat
Jose Davi Pugliese has been working for 6 years at Croda Intl, currently holding the position of LATAM Sales Development Manager for Home Care and I&I markets. He is a chemical engineer by Faculdades Oswaldo Cruz and has Business Management MBA by FGV.
He counts with more than 18 years in chemicals industries working for different markets, such as Home Care, I&I, Personal Care, Plastics, Paints & Coatings, Water Treatment, Animal Nutrition, Oil & Gas and Lubricants.
Mathias Wever Larsen
Senior Business Development Manager, Global Marketingat
Mathias joined Novozymes in October 2011 and is currently Senior Business Development Manager in global marketing.
Mathias is part of Novozymes' biological detergent platform which works to enable the biological transition of the household care industry together with industry partners.
Marketing experience in how to translate complex technology into compelling stories and how to develop strong partnerships with clear value propositions.
International experience working with partners from Europe, Americas, Middle East and Asia and has been working 3 years in Malaysia. Now based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mathias has MSc from Copenhagen Business School and been working in the household care industry since 2016.
Klaus Skaalum Lassen, PhD
A dedicated commercial leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, navigating the development of new business opportunities within carbon capture
Lassen is leading the new business within carbon capture, bringing new products to the market for Novozymes, the world’s leading industrial biotechnology company and active in more than 40 industries.
With a substantial background in scientific applied research within industrial use of enzymes followed an entrepreneurial start-up journey to provide quick and accurate diagnostics of mixed symptoms diseases, Lassen provides resourceful insights to develop, mature and execute launch strategies in conjunction with the Novozymes organization.
Before taken on the responsibility, he was responsible for building Novozymes business within water treatment technologies.
Before his time in Novozymes, Lassen worked at Chr. Hansen and was globally responsible for the probiotic product portfolio for adults. He was also a project leader on key strategic projects within the company and achieved commercial experience within product management, license negotiations and pricing & margin strategy.
Lassen is a PhD from University of Copenhagen and an environmental chemistry graduate of the Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University in Copenhagen.
Paolo Mazza Forno
Paolo Sandro Mazza Forno has more than thirty years of work experience, in Chile and Brazil, in mass consumption industries, in the food industry and he household cleaning industry.
Since January 2020 is President of ALIADA, the LATAM Cleaning Products Association http://www.aliada.org/aliada/.
He is also President of AGAD Chile, the Chilean Manufacturing of Cleaning Products Industry Association, since January 2018, as such, he represents the private sector of Chile in the Negotiation of technical obstacles of the Chapter of Cleaning Domestic Pacific Alliance.
He worked for more than 10 years in the Coca Cola system, in bottlers in Brazil and Chile, since 2012 serves as Deputy CEO Empresas Demaria S.A. (https://demaria.cl/corporativo/)
Paolo is graduate in Business Administracion, from the Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile (1990). Later he obtained the Master in Business Administration degree from the Adolfo Ibáñez University (2002). Paolo has participated in the following academic programs: Senior Executive Leadership Program at School of Management Yale University New Haven, May 2018; CEOs ’Management Program at Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University Evaston, July 2016; The Senior HR Executive Program at the Ross School of Business The University of Michigan Ann Arbor, October 2013 and Economy, Culture and Business at Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China, October 2011.
Juan José Bonelli
Regional Home Care Regulatory Managerat
Unilever R&D Buenos Aires
Regional R&D and Regulatory Affairs experience on Home Care and Cosmetics categories, focused on House Hold and Laundry cleaning product developments and regulatory interpretation of Home & personnel care legislations.
Member of several Local & Regional Technical Committees in trade Associations (such as: ALIADA, ALPHA, SOFOFA).
Currently, He leads a regional virtual regulatory Affairs team in Unilever to implement and develop Homecare Regulatory Convergence in Latin-American.