Cleaning Products Europe Online Speakers

  • Bruce Beilfuss

    Vice President, Strategy, Consumer Goods Veeva

    As Vice President of strategy for the consumer goods industry, Bruce is responsible for leading the go-to-market strategy across quality, regulatory, and claims solutions, as well as providing market insights on new and evolving capabilities, and ultimately ensuring customer success.

    Bruce has a passion for sharing new ideas and turning them into tangible value. Prior to joining Veeva, Bruce developed and managed partnerships between SC Johnson's IT and global new product development, marketing, and sales leadership teams for the purpose of strategy and roadmap development, process and technology implementation, and service management. 

  • Ian Bell

    Head of Home Care, Tissue & Hygiene Research Euromonitor International

    Ian Bell manages the research programme for the global home care industry at Euromonitor International, which he joined in February 2001. In his current post, Ian has direct responsibility over the content and quality of Euromonitor's Home Care research, which provides strategic analysis of the global market as well as in-depth coverage of 80 countries worldwide. Ian is also responsible for working with the international Home Care client base of Euromonitor's online database Passport.

    Before joining the global research team at Euromonitor International, Ian worked initially as a Japanese FMCG Research Analyst and then as Research Manager overseeing FMCG market research for Northern Europe, including the UK, Germany and Russia. 
    Ian has a degree in Japanese Studies (BSC) from the University of Sheffield, and has also studied at Nagoya University.

  • Rebecca Blell

    Technical Sales Manager Borregaard

    Masters in Analytical Chemistry and PhD in Physical Chemistry, I started my career as a Scientist at the R&D department of Borregaard in 2014 working on Exilva products. My focus was, and still is, to understand and develop the use of Exilva in the HI&I and Cosmetic applications as well as provide support to Exilva users in the best possible way. In January 2020, I became Technical Sales Manager for Exilva products.


  • Elodie Cazelle

    Senior Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager A.I.S.E. aisbl

    Elodie Cazelle joined A.I.S.E. - the European detergents, cleaning and maintenance products association - in 2008 as Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager. After having managed regulatory activities related to CLP/GHS, she is currently responsible for issues related to biocides and for providing support to members in implementing the EU biocides legislation. She is representing A.I.S.E. in various fora at EU level, especially the Biocides Competent Authorities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Lucy Kirkup

    Business Development Manager TerraCycle Europe

    Lucy Kirkup is Business Development Manager at TerraCycle Europe, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of otherwise non-recyclable post-consumer and post-industrial waste.  In 21 countries, TerraCycle creates national platforms to recycle products and packaging that currently go to landfill or incineration, in collaboration with the world’s largest brands and retailers, including Reckitt Benckiser, P&G and Unilever.

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  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Sascha Nissen

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

    Sascha Nissen, Director 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.




  • Dr Maria Oliver

    Senior Scientist Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd

    Maria Oliver, BSc, PhD joined Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd in June 2016 as Senior Scientist. Maria obtained her BSc in Biology from Cardiff University and after gaining scientific work experience in both industry and academia, she returned to Cardiff to undertake her PhD in viral immunology which she completed in 2012. Following a 4 year post doc within the Infection and Immunity department at Cardiff University, Maria left academic research to continue her scientific career with InBio, where her main responsibilities include overseeing bespoke contract research activities, internal R&D projects and commercial analysis within the lab. Contract research projects conducted at InBio Cardiff are bespoke and very varied, covering projects from air purifier efficacy and assessment of products for allergy prevention, to particle analysis of personal care products and testing of products for use in the current Coivid-19 pandemic.

  • Dr. Yash Parulekar

    Global Product Strategy and Stewardship MonoSol, LLC, a Kuraray Division

    Dr. Yash Parulekar is the global lead on product strategy and stewardship at MonoSol. Yash in his role as product steward for MonoSol’s entire product portfolio of water-soluble, biodegradable films oversees product strategy, product line management, technical reputation management, sustainability, and social responsibility.

    Yash has been with MonoSol since 2011 in various roles in technical marketing and business strategy development. His expertise areas include bio-based materials, water-soluble polymers, unit-dose detergents, and

    packaging and has to his name multiple patents and peer-reviewed publications. Prior to MonoSol, Yash worked in technical roles at Encapsys and Appleton Performance Packaging both in Wisconsin.

    Yash serves on technical, regulatory, and sustainability committees and task-forces at the American Cleaning Institute in the US and at the European detergent Industry association (AISE). Yash is also on the advisory board for packaging at Cal Poly University’s Orfalea College of Business.

    Yash graduated from the University of Pune in India with a degree in Polymer Engineering followed by graduate work at Clemson (M.S. Materials Science and Engineering) and Michigan State University (Ph. D. Packaging Science). Yash and his wife Aishwarya have 2 young pre-teen children and they all enjoy traveling and martial arts together as a family.

  • Ryan McDonald

    Applications Scientist Croda

    Ryan McDonald is an Applications Scientist in Croda’s Home Care team, responsible for new product development and providing technical support for European customers. He received a BSc Hons from the University of Hull and has supported customers across laundry, hard surface and dish wash applications for the last 8 years.


  • Dr. Mark Stalmans

    Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability Procter & Gamble

    Dr. Mark Stalmans obtained a Ph.D. in Colloidal and Interphase Chemistry in 1986 (Leuven University, Belgium). He joined Procter & Gamble in 1987 and has managed global and regional safety, regulatory, lifecycle analysis and sustainability programs for household and professional product categories.

    Since 2013, he is manager Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability for the Global Fabric & Home Care Business Unit where he coordinates P&G’s internal and stakeholder programmes around sustainability and innovation. He is an active member of the A.I.S.E. and CEFIC industry association networks and supports safety and sustainability initiatives such as A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning,, ‘I prefer 30°’ ( and the CEFIC Sustainability Programme Council.

  • Lene Stiil

    CEO & Co-Founder AllergyCertified, Denmark

    There is one focus in the worklife for Lene Stiil: make it possible for consumers to choose skin friendly no matter where you live. She founded international labelling organization AllergyCertified at the end of 2014. Before doing so she was a vivid fulltime beekeeper and before that she worked in the Danish Parliament. She has a background from communications at Aalborg University, Denmark.

  • Dr Louise Suleman

    Senior Scientist - Commercial Perfectus Biomed Group

    Louise studied Biomedical Science at Lancaster University, specialising in cellular mediators in inflammatory bowel diseases. Following the completion of her Masters, Louise completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool, researching the role of biofilm-related bacterial proteases in the pathogenesis of chronic wounds. Louise continued her postdoctoral experience in industry before joining Perfectus Biomed in 2017.

  • 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.