2018 Cleaning Products Latin America Speakers

  • José Alberto Pino Andrade

    Home Care Marketing Manager – Latin America Consumer Solutions Dow

    Alberto Pino is Marketing Manager for Home Care in Latin America, designing and implementing the strategy to serve the Latin market with innovative ingredients ad hoc to the current consumer trends.

    Prior to this position, he was manager of the Consumer Value Chain for the North Region of Latin America that covers Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean; In charge of developing techniques to learn more about the Mexican consumer market and to lead the new CONSUMEX project developing projects for Bimbo, Natura, Ureblock and Walmart, generating new ways to understand value chain understanding end user and regional market trends using innovation tools as Design Thinking.

    He has also served as Manager of New Business Development for the North Region of Latin America. Prior to this, Alberto served as Technical Manager for Dow Home, Industrial and Personal Solutions for the North and Andean Region of Latin America. His main responsibility was to make a strong bond with the manufacturers of personal care products and home offering the best solutions for optimization and improvement in the performance of their products.

    Previous to Dow he was Product Manager for Farline in Madrid, Spain, formulating and implementing commercialization for more than 50 products in Spain, Italy, Brazil and Mexico for sun, skin and hair care.

    Born in Mérida, Yucatán; Mexico, is a Chemist by the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Monterrey. He has a Master's Degree in Cosmetic Formulation and Derma-pharmacy from CESIF (Center for Advanced Studies in the Pharmaceutical Industry) in Madrid, Spain.

  • Carmen Aranguren

    Associate, Community Affairs for Latin America SC Johnson

    SCJ Recicla: Aerosols post-consumption recovery, an initiative recognized with the 2016 Western Hemisphere Corporate Citizenship Award for the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America & the Caribbean (AACCLA).

    Carmen has joined SC Johnson in 2014, as a Sr. Associate, Community Affairs for Argentina, Chile, Uruguay & Paraguay.

    She has a Bachelor Degree in Political Science (Universidad Di Tella), and she is finishing her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Development (UNSAM – Georgetown University).
    She has contributed with the development of the community affairs strategy in SC Johnson, focusing mainly in the development of recycling initiatives for post-consumed packaging.

  • Jorge Araya

    Research Analyst Euromonitor International

    Ingeniero Agrónomo de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile y Diplomado en Gestión Estratégica de la misma casa de estudios. Para Euromonitor International ha desarrollado investigaciones en industrias de consumo masivo, incluyendo Consumer Foodservice en Latinoamérica, además de desarrollar las relaciones de cooperación con los principales actores de esas industrias en los mercados que investiga en la región.

  • Dr. Pablo Arenas

    Operations Manager & Technical Director Josè Guma SA

    Operations Manager & Technical Director Josè Guma SA
    BioChemical Universidad Catòlica de Cordoba
    Pharmaceutical Universidad Católica de Cordoba
    MBA Direcciòn de Empresas ICDA Universidad Catòlica de Cordoba
    Professor Operation Management ICDA Universidad Catòlica de Cordoba
    Pablo has more than 20 years’ experience in Soap manufacturing.

  • Laura Bonilla Reyes

    President CANAJAD

    Laura, actualmente es Presidenta de CANAJAD (Cámara Nacional de Aceites, Jabones, Grasas y Detergentes, dentífricos y productos de aseo doméstico). Asimismo, es ex Presidenta de la Cámara de Perfumería y Cosméticos (CANIPEC), Presidenta de la Comisión de Responsabilidad Social de la Confederación de Cámaras Industriales (CONCAMIN) por 6 años consecutivos, es miembro de la Mesa Directiva y Consejo de la Cámara de Conservas Alimenticias (CANAINCA), representante en CONMEXICO, la Cámara de Comercio Británica entre otras.

    Laura Bonilla, Directora de Asuntos Corporativos para Unilever de México y Caribe cuenta con más de 35 años de trayectoria dentro de la empresa.

    También ha colaborado arduamente en FUNTEC para la promoción, evaluación y realización del Premio Ética y Valores en la Industria, dando como resultado una excelente valoración sobre las prácticas de responsabilidad social en Cámaras, Asociaciones y Empresas.

    Durante 5 años fue coordinadora del Codex Alimentarius en México en el Comité de Etiquetado de Alimentos con sede en Canadá y representante en la Comisión General del Codex en Ginebra y Roma.

    Sus grandes aciertos, en su carrera profesional en general, la han convertido en una de las mujeres más poderosas de la industria de acuerdo con la Revista Poder y Negocios. De igual forma, ha sido invitada en varios foros como ponente en temas de sustentabilidad tal como Green Solutions, organizado por la Secretaria de Economía y el Tec de Monterrey, asimismo ha participado con el Instituto Mexicano de Aerosoles, entre otros.

  • Antonio Calcagnotto

    Communications & Corporate Affairs Senior Director Unilever

    Antonio Candido Prataviera Calcagnotto is a graduated in Business Administration and Law. He holds a Masters in Strategic Planning (FGV / SP) with 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, HEAD of the Corporate Affairs at Unilever Brazil, he is responsible for sustainability strategy for Unilever Brazil and External Affairs for Latin America.

    Besides executive of Unilever, Calcagnotto accumulates the positions President of ABIPLA (Brazilian manufacturing of Cleaning Products Industry), President of ALIADA (Cleaning Products LATAM Association), 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 presidency of 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.

  • Dr. Carlos Chiale

    Director ANMAT

    Farmacéutico – Universidad Nacional de Córdoba.
    Doctor en Ciencias Químicas – Universidad de Nacional de Córdoba.
    Doctor “Honoris Causa” – Universidad de Buenos Aires

  • 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). 

  • Ana Decot

    Fabric & Home Care Category Director, South Latam Givaudan

    Ana Decot is a Food Engineer, with MBA in Marketing, and worked in the Packaging industry for 14 years in development and Marketing. Ana moved to the Fragrance industry and has been working at Givaudan for the last 8 years mostly leading the Marketing and Consumer Insights team for Latin America and leads the Fabric & Home Care development for South Latam since last year.

  • Marco Delgado

    R&D Manager Mane

    Management of R&D projects in the field of Emulsion polymerization and
    nano/micro encapsulation.

    Leader in the implementation of new fragrance encapsulation technologies.

    Strong knowledge of analytical method for the characterization of fragrance microcapsule.

  • Nicolas Fabre

    Regulatory Toxicology Leader Unilever

    After obtaining a Doctorate in Pharmacy and PhD in Toxicology in Paris, focused on alternative to animal testing, Nicolas FABRE developed his knowledge as toxicologist at hospital. He also spent 15 Years in pharmaceutical industry as toxicologist, safety assessor and non clinical project manager. His main focus was on supporting development of new drugs and including in vitro endpoints when possible. During past decade, he was leading several research projects and did participate in three European Union funded projects focused on alternative to animal. His research interests, focused on alternative to animal testing, led him to be the author (or co author) of 5 publications, more than 40 posters and was awarded for his work at national and international level. He is member of several international scientific societies (SOT, EUROTOX) and was invited speaker to give training in toxicology and risk assessment in several universities (Madrid - Spain, Wageningen - Netherlands, Buenos Aires - Argentina). In addition, he is a recognized expert as member of the European Register of Toxicologist (ERT) since 2007 In 2012, he joint Unilever R&D as Regulatory Toxicology Leader and is in charge of driving this activity for the company. He moved to a global role since July 2015

  • Pedro Luiz Fernandes

    Vice president of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability of Novozymes Latin America Ltda. Novozymes

    Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR).
    Master´s Degree in Governance and Sustainability from the Institute of Administration
    and Economics (ISAE/FGV).

    Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Denmark for the States of Paraná and Santa Catarina,
    Brazil.

    Director of the Danish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (DANCHAMB) in São Paulo and
    representative of DANCHAMB regional in the State of Paraná.

    Vice president and co-founder of the Institute Princess Benedikte, an institution that
    works with children and adolescents, safeguarding rights of children and youth victims of
    domestic violence or risk.

    Director and co-founder of the Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (ABBI) and
    member of its Intellectual Property Committee.

    Vice president of the Brazilian Association of Industry and Commerce of Food Ingredients
    and Additives (ABIAM).

    Administrative Counselor graduated by the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance
    (IBGC).

  • Mauricio Hormann Puelma

    Executive Director AGADCHILE

    20 year of experience on Household and desifenctant Industry Association

    Financial Director of Chilean Cosmetic Industry Association

    Chilean Aerosol Industry Association Founding Partner

    Member of EPR Executive Committee of Chilean Industry Association (SOFOFA)

    Executive Director of Chilean Household and desifenctant Industry Association

  • Meris Milek

    Head of Innovation Management - South America, Nutrition & Care - Household Care Evonik

    Meris Milek is a Tech & Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from FSA (Brazil), post graduated in Industrial Processes from Oswaldo Cruz University (Brazil) and currently taking MBA in Market Intelligence in FIA University (Brazil).

    Her professional career started at Rhodia Industries in Quality Control (2002), and later on 2013, she joined P&G Company. For almost 12 years, she had worked over Quality and Process Control, and 9 years exclusively at Development role being part of launching team for raw materials, formulations and projects for Brazilian brands on Laundry category.

    Meris has joined Evonik on July 2014 holding the main role of implementing the Household Applied Technology Laboratory in the region. She is currently responsible for the technical service of household ingredients and innovation throughout South America, providing direct technical support to major household industries and distributors in the region.

  • 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.

  • Daniela Peredo

    Marketing Manager Laundry & Fabric Care Astrix-Bolivia

    Graduated in Business Administration specialized in Marketing, with 17 years of experience in building categories and brands, also Brand Development in Home Care and Personal Care with different global and local brands. Currently working at Astrix Bolivia as Senior Category Marketing Manager in Home Care division with Laundry and Fabric Care portfolio, leading development projects for strategic categories, looking for a new consumers and new consumption habits, also as team member, developing projects in foreign countries. I previously worked at Unilever Bolivia in Costumer Marketing and Brand Building for Laundry, Deos and other Personal Care categories.

  • Mauricio Petrignani

    Technical & R&D Manager Celomat S.A.

    Flexible packaging professional with 25 years experience in packaging materials, converting processes, packaging systems and applications.

    Expertise in New Products Development and management of pipeline under Stage & Gates tool in close colaboration with Clients and Suppliers.

    Expertise in portfolio materials management, optimization and simplification.
    Specific knowledge in polyethylene blown film, applications, properties, formulations, optimization and cost reduction.

  • Guillermo Pons

    Head of Cleaning Department ASIQUR

    Ingeniero Químico y MBA con amplia experiencia en el área comercial, focalizado en el desarrollo de marketing estratégico y relacional. Ha tenido distintas responsabilidades comerciales en empresas de varios rubros,

    Actualmente fundador y Director del Centro Tecnológico de Aguas en representación de EFICE, Integrante del Consejo Directivo de la Asociación de Industrias Químicas del Uruguay (ASIQUR) en representación de Química Gamma, integrante de la Directiva de la Asociación Uruguaya de Grandes Consumidores de Energía Industrial en representación de EFICE, y representante de la Asociación de Industrias Químicas del URUGUAY (ASIQUR) ante la Asociación Latinoamericana de Industrias de Productos de Limpieza, Aseo, Domisanitarios y Afines (ALIADA).

    Integrante del Consejo Asesor Alumni del MBA de la Universidad ORT

  • 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

  • Eng. Raúl Ranciglio

    Product Development Manager Drean (Jose M. Allario e Hijos S.A.)

    Mechanical Engineer of UTN Cordoba

    Products Development manager in José M. Alladio e Hijos S.A (Dream washing machines producer)

    Expert in washing systems and their application in washing machines.

    Due more than 35 years of experience, he represents the company in Regulatory Committees, and Technical conferences in academic and business opportunities,  in Latin American Region.

  • Pablo Marcelo Rodríguez

    Executive Director ALIADA

    Career Summary:
    Since 2017  ALIADA Latin American Association of Hygienic and Cleaning Industry for Domestic and Professional Uses, Executive Director

    • 2015 up to 2017 Grupo Assa
    •  Senior Advisor Business Consulting Operational Excellence
    • 1982 up to 2014  Unilever                              
    • 2009 up 2014  VP Supply Chain Southern Cone  ( SoCo)
    • 2006 to 2008   VP Supply Chain River Plate HPC & Foods ( One )
    • 2003 to 2005   VP Supply Chain River Plate Home & Personal Products
    • 2000 to 2003   VP Supply Chain Argentina Home & Personal Products
  • Gabriela Sanchez

    Associate Marketing Director Clorox Brand - Latin America

    Gabriela Sanchez, currently leading Clorox brand for Latin America with responsibility for a diverse portfolio of bleach, specialty cleaners, laundry additives and cleaning utensils. With more than 15 years of marketing expertise within CPG companies Gabriela has contributed to drive both top line growth as well as profitability for the brands under her scope. She holds a degree in Business Administration from University of Buenos Aires and a Marketing post graduate degree from the Argentinian Catholic University.

  • Roberto Sanchez

    Environmental Coordinador Insituto Argentino del Envase

    Packaging specialist, with more than 20 years of experience in the Technical Commercial areas, in Latin American companies like Plus Pack SA, Aluar Packaging Division,( the Argentina Aluminium producer), and Rheem do Brasil.

    He is the responsible for the Environmental area of the Instituto Argentino del Envase, leading government-private sustainability and materials projects, and sharing this experiences in courses and conferences.

  • Gabriele Strano

    R&D Global Technical Service Manager Brazil Diversey

    Bachelor Chemistry          Sao Paulo University

    Project management       Sao Paulo Business School

  • Scott Tuchinsky

    Global Sales Director - Home Care & Water Treatment Croda

    Scott originally joined Croda in 1987 as a sales representative.  He left the company in 1990 to pursue his graduate degree full time.  Upon graduation, Scott joined Stepan Chemical as a National Account Manager with responsibility for multi-national accounts in the consumer markets.  He returned to Croda in 1997 and has since held a number of commercial positions covering markets such as Energy, Personal Care, Home Care, Polymer Additives, Coatings, Water Treatment, and Industrial Specialties.  In his current role, Scott is responsible for global sales into the Home Care and Water Treatment markets. In addition to his commercial role, Scott also sits on the global management team for Croda’s Performance Products business sector.

    Scott holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

  • DIEGO VARRÁ

    Area VP Food & Beverage ARGENTINA , URUGUAY and CHILE Ecolab

    Started in 1991 as a Lab Tech for 5 years in Medex Pharmaceutical, decided to move into a commercial role. In 1996, took the opportunity for the first Sales job covering Buenos Aires area running Waste Water Treatment services at Envirogreen SA.

    During 1997, at the same time got graduated in Food Science, and hired by 3M to develop the Food Safety Business in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

    Post graduated in Marketing, Negotiation, Finance and Accountability.

    In January of 2008, joined Ecolab to manage Food & Beverages business.

    During 2010 got a PMD at ESADE Business School.

  • Karen Vizental

    VP Sustainable Business & Communications Latin America Unilever

    Karen joined Unilever in 2016 as VP Sustainable Business & Communications, based in Buenos Aires, leading the external affairs, internal communications and sustainability strategy. She has more than 15 years of experience in developing internal and external communication strategies for national and international companies in diverse industries. Her previous role was at Glaxo SmithKline, in Consumer Healthcare business, as Communications Director Latam & Brazil. Karen has strong experience as a senior communications professional in developing both internal and external communications and Brand PR strategies, working in agencies and multinational companies as well as a vast knowledge in Latin America. She has also developed marketing and digital skills by conducting brand campaigns successfully and coordinating agencies across the region.

    Karen has a postgraduate degree in Communication Strategy from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.