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Global Baby Care Sustainability Communications, The Procter & Gamble Company

Studied Chemistry at the University of Frankfurt (1987-1992)

Graduated with Ph.D. in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Frankfurt, Germany. (1995).

Received grants from the NATO Advanced Studies Institute, the European Photochemistry Association, and the Onassis Scholarship Foundation

Guest lecturer at the University of Padova, Italy, and at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Speaker at international congresses, e.g., at the Transatlantic Business Conference, German Chemical Industry, Chinese National Absorbent Hygiene Industry, Debating Club with the Spanish Environment Ministry, World Congress of Pediatric Dermatology, and several times at EDANA Outlook

Media interviews to US, European, African, and Chinese media (TV, online, print).

Passion for politics, and music (composing own pieces).

At P&G since 1995, holding several positions:

1995 – 2000: Scientist at Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs

2000 – 2004: Senior Scientist at External Relations Department

2004 – 2012: Section Head of Technical External Relations for Baby Care, Europe, Middle East and africa

2012 – 2016: Senior Manager, Scientific Communications, Baby & Fem Care, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa

Since May 2016: Senior Manager, Sustainability Communications, Global Baby Care

Held several chairman positions at EDANA, e.g., Chairman of the Board Sustainability Working Group.


Tuesday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Diapers: Smart & Sustainable

Leading the Upcycling of Absorbent Hygiene Products

P&G serves nearly 5 billion people around the world and has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality and leadership brands. In order to continue serving the world's consumers, we believe, and have publicly committed to doing what is right and being a good corporate citizen.

Environmental Sustainability is in line with P&G's mission to improve the quality of life of the consumers now and for generations to come. It is an essential part of P&G's daily work, and an opportunity for growth, innovation and leadership. We believe that diaper recycling is good for our consumers, good for the planet and good for business. It fits with P&G's vision on zero waste. As a company committed to doing the right thing, P&G is taking leadership in this project: We brought a unique diaper recycling technology to life in Italy, together with Fater, a Joint Venture of P&G and Gruppo Angelini, that upcycles nearly 100% of used diapers. The technology is creating secondary raw materials for higher value applications. We have a proven technology, are now actively looking to validate this at scale in the real world. We announced to launch it in the Netherlands in Amsterdam, and we also announced to bring it to India, to the city of Pune.


Tuesday 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining with Industry Thought Leaders


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