Organizing Committee

Marta de Oliveira Ferreira, Portugal, Organizing Committee Chair

Marta de Oliveira Ferreira is the General Manager and Technical Director of inovapotek, a spin-off company of Oporto University proving R&D, testing and consulting services to the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. Holds a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a master’s degree in Pharmaceutical Technology and has now more than 10 years of experience in cosmetics product development, testing and regulatory affairs.

She began her research career in pharmaceutical development whilst a graduation student and won the “Formulário Galénico Português” Award in 2004. Later, she specialized in the evaluation of cosmetic products safety and efficacy. In the follow up of the development and coordination of several R&D projects for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, she brings Inovapotek, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, into being in 2008.

Sandra Ferretti, Belgium

With a near to 20 years of employment at Obelis s.a. as Chief Compliance Officer, Sandra Ferretti  has a unique expertise in European regulatory affairs both in cosmetics and medical devices fields. Her specialties: Regulatory affairs, cosmetics, medical devices, responsible person, authorized representation, quality assurance, policy making, European associations representation, company law, social law, business administration, public subventions. 

Zoran Gavric, The Netherlands

Zoran Gavric is the owner/director of The Regulatory Company, a consultancy firm focused on implementation of legislation and requirements regulating the safety of consumer products. Zoran holds a master degree in Bio-Pharmaceutical sciences and has more than 10 years of experience in regulatory toxicology of cosmetics, health products (e.g. traditional and herbal products) and food supplements. Next to his consultancy work, Zoran is also teaching Master Lecture Series “Regulation of Drug Safety” in the Master’s programme of Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences (BPS) of Leiden University in The Netherlands. In recent years Zoran also developed and executed in-house training in “Evaluation of Cosmetic Products Safety" for several non-EU government authorities responsible for enforcement of cosmetic products safety legislation