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Ruud Overbeek

Job TitleChief, Business Development & Strategy

Company NameDecernis LLC


Dr. Ruud Overbeek is currently Chief, Business Development & Strategy of Decernis LLC, which provides regulatory expertise and systems enabling consumer product safety compliance across over 207 countries through unique, fully integrated, patented technology platforms covering over 90,000 regulations. In his role, as a member of the executive management team, Ruud leads the company’s expansion of market position and outreach. 

Previously he was responsible for Intertek’s Global Health, Environmental & Regulatory services within the Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals division helping companies meet the requirements of ever-changing global legislation in the areas of Green and Health claims, Chemical Safety and Notifications, Restricted Substances, REACH, and climate change-related services. Prior to joining Intertek, Ruud worked for Avantium Technologies as Vice President of Intellectual Assets & Licensing, Business Development, Operations and Discovery. He started his career in ABB as Technology Development Manager. 

Ruud is a co-editor of “Harry's Cosmeticology 9th Edition Focus Books”, a contributing Editor to “Good to Go Green, Managing Business Risks and Opportunities in the Age of Environmental Awareness” and an Author in “Global Regulatory Issues for the Cosmetics Industries, Volumes 1 and 2”. He is a member of several Associations, including The Royal Dutch Chemical Society, the Dutch Catalysis Society and was appointed to the Health and Beauty America (HBA) Scientific Advisory Board. Ruud has achieved the DuPont Chemical Company Prize for Outstanding Independent Research and holds a Doctorate in Catalysis from Utrecht University.


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    Wednesday13:30 - 14:1511 Oct 2017

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