The 6th ICIS European Surfactants Conference :: Speakers The 6th ICIS European Surfactants Conference :: Speakers


Senior Editor, Manager
Melissa Bartlett is a markets editor who covers the European ethylene oxide (EO) and ethylene glycol markets, as well as the hydrochloric acid (HCl), chemical tanker shipping and LPG markets. Prior to working at ICIS Melissa worked in publishing, specialising in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), medical and trade non-fiction publications.
‚ÄéHead of Home Care, Tissue & Hygiene Research
Environmental Toxicologist
ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc
Gail Bragin has worked for ExxonMobil for 30 years, providing environmental science advice to affiliates worldwide. Gail holds a B.S. in marine science and M.S. in biology, and her primary assignment is currently to support ExxonMobil Chemical’s Oxo business. Gail provides product hazard and risk evaluations, technical input on environmental fate and toxicity issues, and has developed innovative approaches to environmental risk assessment of chemicals. She has extensive laboratory ex...more
Business Director
Ineos Oxide
Managing Partner
Neil Burns is managing partner of Neil A Burns LLC, an investment and advisory firm focused on the surfactant and oleochemicals industries. He is also CEO of P2 Science, Inc. a renewable chemicals company. He holds a BSc. in Chemistry from the University of York, UK and an MBA from the Wharton School."
Manager Technical Service for Fabric Care, Household Care and Car Care
Paul Hodges is Chairman of IeC.  IeC has built a reputation as trusted commercial advisers with a global focus, and its clients include many of the world’s major companies and investors.  Paul publishes The pH Report and writes the ICIS ‘Chemicals & the Economy’ blog. He is a regular speaker at international conferences, and writes regularly for the Financial Times and other leading media.  He was widely recognised for his foresight in warning of th...more
Joachim Krotz is a Partner in the Manufacturing Industry Practice of Oliver Wyman. He has 28 years of consulting experience and 5 years as CFO for an German chemical group SKW Trostberg AG (today part of BASF Construction Chemicals division).   Joachim focuses mainly on holistic programs for corporate development (strategy definition and realization), corporate performance (operational excellence) and restructuring. He has worked in a wide variety of industry sectors, main...more
Director of Competence Center Surfactants
Dirk Leinweber is Director of the Global Competence Center Surfactants in Clariant’s central research unit Group Technology and Innovation and located in the Clariant Innovation Center in Frankfurt, Germany. Dirk holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Hanover as well as a Postdoc from UC Santa Barbara. He contributed during his 17 years in various R&D functions within Clariant to more than 40 patents in the area of surface active agents. In his curren...more
Senior Regulatory Scientist
The REACH Centre
Siobhan leads The REACH Centre's biocidal product consultancy services, including biocidal product authorisation and biocidal active substance approval applications, Member State marketing approvals, and ensuring compliance of treated articles. In addition, Siobhan is responsible for the management of data for REACH Lead Registrations and the coordination of IUCLID 5 dossiers. Siobhan leads The REACH Centre's biocides training, along with IUCLID training for both REACH and biocidal...more
VP Customer Alliances, Corporate Sustainability
Chris Sayner has 35 years in the Home & Personal Care industry having worked for Croda in a number of sales & marketing roles. During the last 15 years as Vice President Global Accounts Chris has seen the evolution of Corporate Social Responsibility in the consumer goods industries. Chris helped designed the architecture around Croda’s Sustainability Reporting which began in 2007 and in recent years has received increasing external recognition. Croda has twice been included i...more
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