Cleaning Products Europe 2020 Speakers

  • Heather Barker

    Global VP Regulatory, Hygiene/Home Reckitt Benckiser

    Heather serves as the Global VP of Regulatory for Hygiene and Home at RB, covering brands like Lysol, Harpic, Finish, Vanish and Airwick.  Prior to this, Heather was the Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs where she developed the regulatory strategy for projects across all phases and directed the activities of a team of regulatory professionals.  In that role, Heather represented company interests with local government agencies, industry associations and other organizations to influence legislation, regulations and/or guidelines that impact the Canadian business, and managed the protection and promotion of RB business, brands and initiatives.

    Prior to this, Heather served as the Government Relations Manager for S.C. Johnson & Son, ltd. Where she was the key external ambassador and representative for the company.

    Heather currently serves on the Board of Directors for A.I.S.E. (International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance) and had previous roles as Vice Chair for the Consumer Health Products of Canada Strategies Committee; Vice Chair of the Consumer Health Products of Canada Drug Scheduling Task Force and a Member of both the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Working Group on Waste Reform and the Network of Executive Women Mentoring Committee.

    Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry with a Minor in Nutritional Science and a Masters degree in Toxicology.

  • Rebecca Blell

    Senior Scientist Borregaard

    Rebecca is a Senior Scientist at the R&D center at Borregaard. I focus on the technical and market development, understanding and use of the Exilva products in Personal Care, Home Care and Agrochemical applications.

    Born and raised in Sierra Leone. Studied in Strasbourg France at the ECPM for the engineering degree then at the Institut Charles Sadron for my Doctorate. Moved to Norway in 2014 to work with Exilva at Borregaard.

  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Bockmühl

    Hygiene and Microbiology Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

    Dirk Bockmühl studied Biology in Düsseldorf an obtained his PhD in Microbiology on the molecular pathogenicity of Candida albicans.

    From 2001-2010 he worked in the consumer goods industry, where he was responsible for numerous microbiological projects for cosmetics and the laundry and home care sector.

    In 2010 he changed to the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve, Germany, as a professor for hygiene and microbiology.

    From 2011-2013 he was also dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences. His research interest is in domestic hygiene, especially in the development of consumer related test methods for laundry and cleaning, and in the research on microbial communities in the domestic setting.

    Prof. Bockmühl is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Sepawa, a board member of the division "Chemistry of Laundering" in the German Chemical Society (GDCh) and member of the Expert Advisory panel of the International Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH).


  • Kris Bosma

    Regional Industry Leader HPC - EMEA DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

    As the Regional Industry Leader for Home & Personal Care at DuPont Kris Bosma is responsible to deliver the Global Industry Strategy on a regional basis. Kris joined DuPont in 2009 in a financial role and held commercial positions within the Home & Personal care segment, prior to starting as the Regional Industry Leader for HPC in 2019.

    Before joining DuPont, he worked at Shell Global Solutions in Amsterdam. He holds a M.Sc in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam and is located in Leiden, the Netherlands.

  • Aldo Caceres

    Global Head of Quality – Hygiene Home Reckitt Benckiser (Netherlands)



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  • Katie Dec

    Sales Manager EMEA Croda

    Katie has an MSc in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, during which she spent time working at Lubrizol in a technical role. She joined Croda in 2003, working within the Polymer Additives teams in their applications laboratories. Katie subsequently moved into a commercial role and since then, she has held a number of positions covering markets such as Home Care, Polymer Additives, Coatings and Industrial Specialties in the UK, Europe, as well as working globally as the Key Account Manager for a number of multinationals.  In her current role, Katie is responsible for sales into the Home Care market in EMEA as well as leading global initiatives for Croda for the fabric and hygiene nonwovens markets.

  • Leigh George

    Head of Endorsements Allergy UK

    Leigh has worked at Allergy UK for over twelve years and she manages the product endorsement programme for the charity across a number of product sectors, with a global reach. She works with some of the UK’s leading dermatologists and toxicologists regarding product ingredients and their impact on people who live with allergic disease.

    Over the last two years Leigh has helped to establish Allergy UK’s position in the indoor and outdoor air pollution debate from the perspective of the impact of poor air quality on people with allergic disease.

    She has represented Allergy UK at a number of events and conferences on the topic, to create awareness of how products can affect your indoor air quality and your health and wellbeing.

  • Dr. Paolo Glerean

    Chairman of RecyClass Platform Plastics Recyclers Europe

    Paolo is currently working at Aliplast spa, Ospedaletto di Istrana (TV), Italy, 2011 to present Business Development and Institutional Affairs Strategic business; national and European lobby.

    • Plastics Recyclers Europe Association – board member since 2012 and chair of RecyClass PlatformEuropean Plastics Converters Packaging Excom – member since 2014
    • Assorimap (Italian plastics Recyclers Association) – board member since 2013
    • PETCORE EUROPE – Co-chairman of PET TRAYS Working Group since 2015
    • PET Sheet Europe (Sector Group of EuPC) – Past President and Vice-President since Jan 2019
  • Filip Hoffmann-Häußler

    Senior Research Analyst – Home & Tech / Project Lead – Home Care Euromonitor International

    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.

  • Stuart Holt

    Global Technical Marketing Manager – Cleaning Nouryon

    Stuart has been working at Nouryon for over 15 years, and currently leads the global technical marketing efforts for the cleaning segment, which includes specialty surfactants and water soluble polymer products. Stuart has a Chemistry background from Imperial College, London, and has developed a varied career in technical, innovation, sales and marketing roles across a variety of indsutries, with a keen focus throughout in the development of sustainable and low toxicity chemistry. 

  • Céline Janvier

    Senior Regulatory Expert, Biocides Staphyt Regulatory

    Céline Janvier is graduated in agronomy and microbiology (PhD). She has more than 10 years of experience in chemicals regulations (Plant Protection Products and Biocides). After working in an applied research institute, she joined Staphyt in 2012. Within Staphyt Regulatory, Céline Janvier is Regulatory Expert for all the questions regarding biocides. She is also Project Manager for biocidal product dossiers, and senior expert in charge of Efficacy for the BPR dossiers.

  • Sean Kharche

    Vice President Homecare, Personal Care & Industrial Packaging Amcor Rigid Packaging

     Amcor is a $13 billion global company operating in more than 40 countries developing and producing high-quality, responsible packaging for home and personal care, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical-device, industrial and other markets. Sean is the Vice President of the Homecare, Personal Care and Industrial Packaging business within Amcor Rigid Packaging. This business partners with customers to help differentiate their brands via innovation, design, and services with responsible, sustainable packaging. Sean’s team infuses traditional technologies - materials science, barrier properties, & processing equipment- with digital technologies to lead the industry into the 4th industrial revolution with sustainable packaging.

    Prior to Amcor, Sean was COO at an industrial services firm and led businesses in executive roles at Invacare, Goodyear Tire, and Chart Industries. He has worked in diverse industries including Medical Devices & Healthcare, Industrials, Rigid & Paper Packaging, Rubber & Plastics, Automotive, Chemicals, Aftermarket & Transportation Services, Private Equity, & Consumer.  Sean has led multi-cultural teams in Asia, South America, Europe, Australia, South Africa, and North America and worked 6 years in Asia. Having worked in Public, private and Private Equity owned companies, he has turned around and organically grown several businesses & integrated multiple acquisitions. He is passionate about building customer focused, innovative & Lean market leading businesses.

    He comes to us today to share how Amcor’s "New to the World" packaging technology and applications help customers'grow revenues by increasing shelf impact with high definition, differentiated customizable packaging,achieve sustainability goals by reducing carbon footprint, and reduce supply chain costs with fewer manufacturing and logistics process steps.

  • Angello Kostandas

    Naturality Platform Director Givaudan



    Coming soon...

  • Esther Lansdaal

    Application Specialist Corbion

    Esther Lansdaal has joined Corbion in March 2007 and serves as a 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.

  • Dr. Neil Lant

    Research Fellow, Fabric & Home Care R&D Procter & Gamble

    Dr Neil Lant is a Research Fellow based at Procter & Gamble’s Newcastle Innovation Center in the U.K.

    He is the company’s senior technologist in global enzyme R&D and leads the company’s textile sustainability research program with a focus on clothing longevity and microfiber release.

    Neil holds a first class honours degree in chemistry and PhD in bioorganic chemistry, both from the University of Glasgow. Since joining P&G in 1997, he has been involved in the development of new fabric and home care technology and products for all regions of the world, involving over 150 patent applications, several scientific papers and trademarks.

  • Peter Littleton

    Technical Director Christeyns Food Hygiene

    Peter Littleton is Technical Director for Europe’s only family owned multi-national supplier of specialist detergents and disinfectants for the food, beverage and diary industries – Christeyns Food Hygiene Ltd. 

    In this position, Peter’s enthusiasm and commitment has led to an engagement with industry, enforcement and special interest groups to address the issue of consumer safety with regard to the management of food safety and hygiene within food, beverage and dairy manufacturing / processing operations.

    During his 30 year career involved with the food industry, Peter has worked in the canning, poultry and ready to eat salad sectors in a variety of technical, hygiene and production based roles as well as serving as Senior Food Safety Officer for an environmental health food safety department where he was involved in drafting some of the food legislation in force today.  This involvement with the enforcement community has continued with Christeyns Food Hygiene’s involvement in the Food Standards Agency and the Advisory Committee for Microbiological Safety of Food.

    A key thread throughout Peter’s career has been the development of training and awareness programs for all levels of hygiene and technical operations in the food industry which culminated in the first nationally accredited course for hygiene management.  Peter has continued to develop specialist training in the area of food safety, hygiene and management with courses specifically tailored to the needs of the modern food and drink industries.  An international speaker at food safety conferences across Europe on all aspects of food safety and the vital role that cleaning & disinfection plays in protecting consumer health and product quality / integrity.  His practical and approachable manner engages audiences and ensures an understanding of the subject at hand whether microbiological, chemical, allergenic, speciation or physical contamination of food.

    Peter works extensively with special interest groups, such as the Anaphylaxis Campaign, research organisations, universities and retailers as well as chairing the Processing, Operations and Preservation Member Interest Group at Campden BRI. He was awarded the Society of Food Hygiene Technology’s Trainer of the Year Award in 2011.

  • Nikola Matic

    Director, Chemicals & Materials Kline & Company

    Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Nikola Matic is a Director for the Chemicals & Materials practice of Kline & Company. With extensive international market research experience, he has worked across a range of chemical and energy projects, and is presently focused on projects within Chemicals & Materials industry.

    Currently, Nikola manages flagship industry programs including Personal Care Ingredients, Specialty Actives, Synthetic Latex Polymers, Specialty Biocides, Excipients, and Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications.

    Prior to joining Kline, Nikola worked in the environmental services consultancy for a leading French company in which he was responsible for the business development in Central and Eastern Europe.

    Nikola holds an engineering degree in process engineering from the Université de Technologie de Compi ègne (UTC) and is fluent in French, English, Czech and Serbian.


  • Ms. Paola Migliorini

    Deputy Head of Unit B 1 - Sustainable Production, Products & Consumption DG Environment, European Commission

    Paola Migliorini, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission, Directorate General Environment, has been working on eco-innovation and circular economy policies since 2012.

    As team leader on Circular Economy she has coordinated the policy development and the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan adopted by the European Commission in December 2015.

    Presently, her main areas of responsibility include policies on Circular Economy, EU Ecolabel, Ecodesign and Energy labelling, EMAS and Textiles. She has both the experience of the European institutions, which includes funding opportunities for environmental protection, and of the private sector, namely the multinational health industry.

    Her motto: "explain, listen and make it happen".

  • Sascha Nissen

    Head of Sustainability A.I.S.E., Belgium

    Sascha Nissen, Head of Sustainability, A.I.S.E. Since 2005, Sascha Nissen has been working with A.I.S.E., the international Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products in Brussels. He is mainly involved in the development and implementation of A.I.S.E.’s strategy on Sustainable Development, covering a wide range of initiatives for the industry sector in Europe; these include the ‘A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning’ and other industry voluntary schemes such as on social responsibility and the circular economy with activities linked to plastic packaging and bio-based materials. He also coordinated A.I.S.E.’s Product Environmental Footprint detergents pilot, a project in the context of the EU Environmental Footprint initiative.

    Sascha studied Political Science at the University in Bonn, Germany, and was working in parallel in the German Parliament as Parliamentary Assistant. After his graduation as Magister Artium, M.A., he worked as Consultant for Public Relations and Public Affairs firms in Germany and Brussels.

    Sascha has been a speaker at numerous international symposia and congresses across Europe.




  • Federica Proh

    Marketing Manager BBA ECOTECH s.r.l

    Trained as a product and communication designer, F. Proh has worked as Marketing Manager at BBA Group for three years today. She has been working for ten years in sales, new business and project’s development. She loves all innovative and ecofriendly technologies. The chance of dealing with ecofriendly and future oriented biotechnologies has always motivated Federica in thinking out of the box and in finding challenging eco-sustainable solutions. Environmental consciousness, innovative and forward-thinking projects are driving Federica to support customers in achieving their goals and helping them in every step of project development with a keen eye for uniqueness.

  • Alexander Schau

    Project Manager Packaging Development Werner & Mertz GmbH

    During his time at Krones, Alexander Schau has gone through a wide variety of areas and yet remained faithful to one topic, the PET stretch blow molding technology. After moving to Werner & Mertz, he is now responsible for the use of recyclates in packaging, full recyclable packaging solutions and the Recyclate Initiative in general.

    Education / Degree: Dipl.Ing (FH) industrial designer

    Professional background:

    1. 2006 - 2017 Krones AG, Regensburg

    2. 2018 until today Werner 6 Mertz GmbH

    Current position: Project Manager Packaging Development


  • Lisa Sligting

    Consultant Scientific & Regulatory Affairs the Dutch Association for Detergents, Maintenance Products and Disinfectants (NVZ)

    Lisa Sligting studied chemistry with a Masters in Science, Business and Innovation. Since five years she is working for the chemical industry where she has a focus on packaging and other sustainability related topics.

  • Dr. Inke Van Der Sluijs

    Head of European Operations Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)

    Inke is the Head of European Operations of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). In her role, she advises companies on RSPO membership, certification, sustainable sourcing, and RSPO claims. Further, she works with the supply chain accredited certification bodies and the National Initiatives on sustainable palm oil in Europe as well as other relevant key stakeholders like NGOs and financial institutions. Trade and more general media engagement is also crucial to the growth of the RSPO.

    She enjoys the collaboration with all players to achieve full market transformation. Her previous position was at the Dutch Product Board for Margarine, Fats and Oils (MVO), where she worked as a policy advisor on sustainable development. Inke received her PhD in biology and worked in ecology, conservation, and sustainability projects.

  • Frank Vancraeyveld

    Chief Executive Officer tana-Chemie GmbH Head of Division Professional Werner & Mertz Group

    Frank Vancraeyveld, 53 years has before joining Werner& Mertz in January 2013 been active most of his career in the industrial and institutional cleaning and sanitizing market at Henkel, Henkel-Ecolab and Ecolab.

    He has been operational in all positions of the commercial chain: sales, marketing and supply chain management in Belgium, Eastern Europe later France and 20 major countries in Europe.  

    During his 30 years in the cleaning industry he has contributed at the creation of special services and technologies for the Building Cleaning Service Contractors and cleaning and sanitizing of professional buildings in the private or public sector.   

    Since January 2013  Frank has taken the helm of the professional division of the Werner & Mertz Group where he’s also member of the board.

    Frank joined the pioneer and champion in integral sustainability and says to this: “it’s really refreshing to work for a company that thinks and decides in cycles of generations and is ready to invest in performing products in respect of the environment and human health of actual and future generations.” 

    Parallel with his professional activity, Frank is a passionate runner with a best time on the marathon of 3h23. He spends the little time left with his family.  

    Frank is CEO tana-Chemie and Head of division Werner & Mertz Professional 
    Tel: + 49 172 292 08 90

    Professional Experience

    CEO tana-Chemie GmbH, Head of Professional division and board member Werner & Mertz Group

    VP BSC&FC EMEA (Whole Europe, office in Zurich and home base in France)
    Chemicals, Machines and Cleaning Equipment 

    2002 - 2006  ECOLAB
    General Manager Region West ( Benelux , Iberia and France; office and home base in France)
    I&I Surface and Facility Care

    1998 - 2001  HENKEL-ECOLAB, EUROPEAN JOINT-VENTURE General Manager Region East (Austria, Switzerland and 8 Eastern European countries; office and home base in Vienna, Austria and Krakow, Poland ) I&I Surface and Facility Care

    Division Director(*) Be Lux and Sales Director half of France (IDF, North, East and Normandy)
    Division Director(*)Be Lux
    Sales Director Building Service Contractors Be Lux
    Marketing Director(*) Benelux   (office and home base in the Netherlands)
    Sales Engineer Healthcare Be Lux
    Sales Representative(*) West and East Flanders, Belgium

    1981 - 1984 (*)  I&I Surface and Facility Care
    DELHAIZE LE LION (Belgium), Food retailer
    Responsible for the department dry food in one of the Belgian outlets