2013 to date Owner-Manager Cosmacon GmbH
  • Offering support and consulting services in cosmetic development
2005 - 2012 Laboratory Manager – Creams
  • Product support for NIVEA Cream/NIVEA Soft Cream
  • Product support for Hansaplast Insect Range
  • Co-ordination of all patent related activities
  • Co-ordination of all raw material tests for alternative suppliers – Leave-on products
  • Co-Development of the Software tool for carrying out packaging material controls


  • Cost-reduction project NIVEA Creams
  • Co-development of a software tool for packaging control
  • Through raw material tests identified alternative suppliers for NIVEA Leave-On Products achieving cost reduction
2001 – 2005 Technology Manager Skincare-Laboratory
  • Product support NIVEA Cream
  • Product support NIVEA After Sun Range
  • Co-ordination of all department patent activity
  • Development of the repellent products for Hansaplast Insect
  • Co-ordination of all packaging control Body Re-launch 2006


  • Attained expertise in biocide regulation as basis for repellent products (Hansaplast Insect)
  • Established functionality of repellent products working with Tropical Institutes in London, Bern and Berlin
  • Protection of the product technology through 18 patent applications
1996 – 2001 Bench Chemist Basic Development cosmed
  • Development of pool formulations
  • Evaluation of new raw materials
  • Evaluation of new technologies:
    • HIPE emulsions
    • Mousse emulsions
    • Heating emulsions
  • Patent support W/O Emulsions
  • Development of lighter W/O sprays


  • Safeguarding of new developments through 135 patents
  • Reduction of development time by 6 months through provision of 9 basic formulations
  • Development of 3 new fundamental technologies
1993 – 1996 Chemist Product Development Sun Protection/Aerosol Lab/Body Care
Further Training and professional Qualifications
  • Project management for project leaders
  • Develop and protect patented product ideas
  • Patent law in China
  • Patent law in USA
  • Strategies in the case of breach of patent
  • European patent strategies
  • Patent portfolio management
  • 360° Feedback
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Packaging and product interactions
  • Foundations of polymer chemistry
  • Management course – 3 week module
  • Training as psychological advisor/personal coach
  • Training aptitude exam Chamber of Commerce Hamburg
  • Training as Systemic Coach

Personal interests: Travel, music, fitness, reading, badminton

Engagement: Founding member in Coaching Institute „Mensch-im-Mittelpunkt“
(focus on people)