2019 Cleaning Products Latin America Speakers

  • Antonio Calcagnotto

    President of ALIADA (LATAM) – Corporate Affairs Director at UNILEVER Brazil ABIPLA and ALIADA

    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. 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.

  • Laercio de Albuquerque

    Technical Specialist for Home Care Dow Chemical Company

    More than 30 years’ experience on R&D and Technical Assistance to Home & Personal Care markets. Working in Dow since 2010, as a Senior TS&D for Latin America, developing new products and cleaning formulations to Landry, Dish Care, Hard Surface, Polishers, etc.

    Member of the ABIPLA’s Board

  • Ray Fahmy

    Global Head of Hygiene & Preservation Lonza

    coming soon!

  • Jessica Fernandes

    Latin America Marketing Specialist for Home Care Dow Chemical Company

    Jessica Fernandes 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, she was Marketing Communications Specialist for the Consumer solutions businesses responsible to define and implement communications strategies and plans aligned with the business objectives and consumer trends.

  • Tatiana Goncharova

    Product Manager - Powder Detergent Category DuPont Industrial Biosciences

    Coming soon!

  • Rafael Juen

    Head of Technical Center South America Alpla

    Coming soon!

  • Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir

    CEO TriCiclos

    Co-founder and CEO of TriCiclos, first B-certified company in South America. After working in the food sector for some years (Gonzalo was General Manager of some traditional agro-industrial companies in Chile and Argentina), he left corporate life to co-create TriCiclos and then SistemaB.  With a masters in environmental management, Gonzalo received a national award for innovation in the environment (AVONNI) 2011; Environmental character of Chile (MMA) 2012; Social entrepreneur of Chile (Schwab Foundation) 2013; World Economic Forum Social entrepreneur of the year 2015; Global Responsible Leader (BMW Foundation) 2016. General Manager, leader in sustainability Chile (ALAS20) 2016. Winner Circulars 2019 (World Economic Forum). Ashoka Fellow since 2011. Entrepreneur Endeavor since 2014. Co founder of SistemaB; member of the BLab USA board; co founder and chairman of Viña Polkura's board. Member of the global advisory board of the New Plastics Economy at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.  

  • Suzanne Thompson

    Chief Technology Officer Diversey

    Suzanne Thompson, is the Chief Technology Officer at Diversey.  In this role, she leads Global Research & Development, and Regulatory for Diversey.  Suzanne is very active in the cleaning products industry.  She currently sits on the board of directors for the American Cleaning Institute

    Prior to Diversey, she worked in Research & Development at the Clorox Company for 29 years.  Clorox roles included innovation roles, technology development roles and regulatory and global stewardship

  • 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.

  • Ana María Vazquez-Galliano

    General Manager The Clorox Company

    World class business leader with over 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry. Lived and worked in the Caribbean, the United States, Mexico, Europe and now in Santiago, Chile. Her experience and exposure to diverse markets and strategic management responsibilities are building her credentials of a leader to drive good growth.

  • 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).