2020 Speakers

Meet the Speaker Lineup for Cleaning Products Latin America 2020!

*Please note that the 2020 speaker lineup is subject to updates and changes as we work with our previosuly confirmed speakers to assess availability and confirm participation for the rescheduled dates this November!

  • Hal Ambuter

    Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Policy Reckitt Benckiser

    Hal is the Senior Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs at Reckitt Benckiser after serving as their Director of Regulatory and Government Affairs in North America for over 16 years.  He spent 7 years at BF Goodrich developing and leveraging innovative polymers and technology to improve existing applications and to allow entry into new markets as their Technical Service & Application Development Group Leader.  Beyond this, Hal has spent time at Procter & Gamble and Noveon in R&D and Product Development, and he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vanessa Bentivegna

    Head of Media and Digital Transformation Marketing Reckitt Benckiser

    Vanessa Bentivegna leads media, insights and digital transformation in Reckitt Benckiser. She joined the company in May 2019 and is working on the journey to bring digital transformation to life.

    Before joining RB, she had a solid 14-year P&G career. Most of her time working in marketing, but having also CRM, data, sales, PR, and trade experience. Proven results in business and brand management; worked with Hair Care, Fem Care, Health Care and the corporate brand P&G. Expertise in online and offline media planning, new product launches and initiatives, large events, PR, trade, shopper and trial plans. 

  • Eduardo Campanella

    Vice President of Home Care Category in Latin America Unilever

    Eduardo Campanella serves as Vice President of Home Care Category in Latin America for Unilever.

  • Craig Carter

    Marketing Director – Americas, Microbial Control Solutions Lonza

    Craig Carter is currently Marketing Director Americas - Hygiene and Preservation, for Lonza Microbial Control Solutions. Craig has 15 years’ experience marketing a large portfolio of U.S. EPA registered disinfectants, sanitizers and biocidal active ingredients into both profession and consumer markets. Topic will be focused on the antimicrobial solutions that aid protection of public health by disrupting transmission of pathogens.

  • Andre Chieffi

    R&D Manager Procter & Gamble

    Dr. Andre Chieffi works at P&G’s Newcastle 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.

  • José Davi Pugliese

    Business Development Manager, Latin America Home Care & Water Treatment Croda

    Jose Davi Pugliese has been working for 4 years at Croda Intl, currently holding the position of  LATAM Business 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 15 years in sales of chemicals in different markets, such as Home Care, I&I, Personal Care, Plastics, Paints & Coatings, Water Treatment, Animal Nutrition, Oil&Gas and Lubricants.

  • Paulo Engler

    Executive Director ABIPLA

    Paulo Engler is lawyer with a master degree in tax law and currently Executive Director for the ABIPLA since 2018. Prior to ABIPLA, he worked in many multinationals (Price Waterhouse, Parmalat Brasil S/A, Batávia S/A, General Motors do Brasil) and had leadership role in trade associations (ABIA – Brazilian Association of Food Industry, ANFAVEA – Brazilian Association of Vehicle Manufacturers and FENABRAVE – National Federation of Vehicle Distributors).

  • Daniela Gil Rios

    Leader of Government Relations & Public Policy Department P&G
    • Leader of Government Relations & Public Policy Department at P&G Brazil;
    • Former President of National Union of the Cleaning Products Industries - SIPLA and Former Vice-President of Brazilian Cleaning Products Association - ABIPLA;
    • Vice-President of Personal Hygiene, Perfumery and Cosmetics Industries Brazilian Association - ABIHPEC;
    • Counselor of Superior International Trade Board – COSCEX at FIESP;
    • Former adviser of CONAR - Counselor at National Council for Advertising Self-regulation named by ABA - the Brazilian Association of Advertisers recommendation;

    Lawyer graduated – Mackenzie University/2004
    Post-graduated in Companies Legislation – Mackenzie University/2006
    Master Degree in Political and Economic Legislation – Mackenzie University/2011  
    10 years working for Brazilian Industry – beverage, cosmetic and cleaning  
    Co-author of the book “Panorama Atual da Administração Pública” (Overview of Public Administration) 

  • Colin Horwitz

    Head of Innovation DS&C Pilot Chemical Co.

    Colin is an innovation-driven chemist with 25+ years of combined academic and commercial experience with focus on research, field trials, and practical applications of green catalysts. Author of 60+ peer reviewed journal submission and recipient of 8 US patents.

    Expertise in: Green Chemistry • Industrial Chemistry • Electroanalytical Chemistry • Inorganic Chemistry • Oxidation • Catalysis • Field Trials • Patenting Procedures • R&D • Education • Commercialization • Entrepreneurship • Relationship Management • Leadership • Strategic Planning • Scaling • Technical Support • Regulatory Compliance

  • Paolo Mazza Forno

    Commercial Engineer Empresas Demaria

    Speaker biography coming soon!

  • Jodi Russel

    VP of R&D, Cleaning Innovation, Packaging & Sustainability The Clorox Company

    Research & Development Vice President with 22 years experience at consumer packaged goods industry leaders Procter & Gamble and Clorox. Proven track record of driving discontinuous innovation across multiple categories, with current R&D responsibility for an $2B product portfolio and leading the corporate packaging sustainability agenda. Won the Clorox “Optimism” Leadership award for redefining what's possible and inspiring the R&D organization to deliver. Specialize in leveraging external partnerships to increase technology reach and in driving new innovations forward, from idea inception to market launch and ongoing support. Best in class manager of R&D, with a strong conviction that supporting and empowering individuals creates a culture of optimism, open communication, loyalty, passion for the work, and increased productivity. 

  • Sarah Shepherd

    Business Development Manager for Microbial Cleaning Novozymes

    Sarah Shepherd is a Business Development Manager for Microbial Cleaning at Novozymes, a biotechnology company revolutionizing cleaning in the home care industry. Together, with a North Carolina-based team, Sarah is helping develop and commercialize Probiotic solutions aimed at providing consumers with alternatives to traditional, non-biological cleaners.

    Sarah has spent her career developing innovative technologies across industries such as home care, medical, aerospace, oil and gas, and textiles. Prior to joining Novozymes, she worked as a Research Chemist for RTI International, a global research non-profit. Sarah is passionate about STEM education and she believes in the power of using science for global good.

  • Martin Wolf

    Director, Sustainability & Authenticity Seventh Generation

    Mr. Wolf is responsible for ensuring the design of sustainable products at Seventh Generation, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of ecological household and personal care products. He is also responsible for creating frameworks for more sustainable businesses and more sustainable systems of commerce.

    Mr. Wolf brings over 40 years of experience in industrial and environmental chemistry to his work, starting with environmental fate and metabolism studies for agricultural chemicals, followed by studies of the occurrence of hazardous chemicals in the environment, conducting life cycle studies of product systems, and designing more sustainable household cleaning products.

    Working at Seventh Generation, Mr. Wolf has developed frameworks for environmental product design, helped educate his coworkers, customers, and consumers about the environmental impacts of consumer products and the industries that produce them, successfully lobbied for passage of phosphate bans in a number of states, helped develop standards for voluntary ingredient disclosure, and brought change to the cleaning products industry through more sustainable product designs.
    In addition to his work for Seventh Generation, Mr. Wolf served as the Co-Chair of the Research, Technology, and Regulatory Committee of the American Cleaning Institute (2015-2018), and has served as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Sustainability Committee (2010-2015), and as the Vice Chair and Chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee (2007-2011).

    Mr. Wolf was appointed a Fellow of the Aspen Institute, Environmental Forum in 2006, and received an EPA Region 1 Environmental Merit Award in 2011. In 2013 Mr. Wolf was appointed by the National Academy of Science to the Committee on Design and Evaluation of Safer Chemical Substitutions. In 2015 he won the Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award of the American Cleaning Institute, and in 2016 was appointed to the Working Group On Toxic Chemical Use In Vermont by the State’s Agency Of Natural Resources.

    Mr. Wolf holds an M.A. in Chemistry from Yeshiva University (New York) and a B.S. in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Massachusetts).