Alexandra Kowcz is the incoming Chief Scientist for the Personal Care Products Council. Most recently, she served as Vice President of US Research & Development at Beiersdorf, Inc. (manufacturer of Nivea, Eucerin and Aquaphor consumer brands). Her various responsibilities include the management of US product development, medical and scientific affairs, clinical testing, product safety testing, analytical testing, microbiology, regulatory, claims substantiation, chemical processing and new technology research. She has held a number of R&D positions of increasing responsibility at Procter & Gamble, Bristol Myers International, Richardson-Vicks, Clairol, Inc., Centerchem, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Additionally, she is the author and co-author of numerous patents, publications, chapters, and scientific poster presentations. Alexandra has presented at many national and international meetings on technical subjects dealing with formulation chemistry, skin research, competitive intelligence, technological innovation, claims development and chemical processing.
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