Bachelor in Tongji, Master in Fudan, Innovation Professional Certification in Stanford Graduate School of Business, Doctor Candidate in Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Head of R&D Packaging – Asia Pacificat
Nidhi is a packaging specialist with diverse international experience working in global & regional roles across healthcare, personal care & foods sector. In her current role in GSK Consumer Healthcare she leads the packaging innovation portfolio for Asia Pacific region. Nidhi is passionate about driving sustainable technologies and policies for business growth. She’s an expert in developing packaging based on deep consumer understanding and insights to elevate the brand user experience. Nidhi is based in Singapore and leads a high performing team of packaging professionals.
Director, Brand Designat
Johnson & Johnson
Cathie Cocqueel, born and raised in France, Brand Design Director role at Johnson & Johnson, on a journey to "save" the world with everyday small actions
In love with Asia for the last 8 years, I see and feel how pollution is affecting not only our beautiful planet but also our health. Optimistic by nature, I believe that we all have the power to shift the direction of the global economy and making it greener.
Passionate about sustainability not an expert, I hope to inspire people with my ambition and the actions that I do.
General Manager, Plastics Recyclingat
Head of EU & International Affairsat
Citeo is the company in charge of the Extended Producer Responsibility schemes for household packaging and for graphic & printed paper in France, working with 20 000 packers and fillers, 900 local municipalities and 300 recyclers. The annual turnover is around 850 M€ per year for both activity.
He joined the public policy affairs department of Citeo in 2018, after experiences in the high administration and advisory firm for the public sector. He works very closely with all the actors of the packaging value chain in particular on the Circular Economy Package, the european plastics strategy, the circular plastic alliance, the national pacts on plastic packaging, the new circular economy action plan within the European green deal and EPR projects around the world.
He’s also lecturer on circular economy and european affairs for the university of Paris and ESSEC - international business school.
He graduated from the University Paris Dauphine (Master in Law and Regulatory Markets) and from the College of Europe (LL.M in EU law).
Senior Director - Sustainability, Innovation & Packaging Development (APAC)at
A packaging & supply chain business leader with 20+ years of experience working across Packaging Innovation, Packaging Sustainability, Packaging Engineering, Procurement & Manufacturing gained from a variety of consumer product groups (QSR – Food service, FMCG – Food & Personal Care, Consumer Healthcare & Nutrition).
Experienced working across markets & regions with regional and global packaging category & team management.
Associate Director, Research and Developmentat
Johnson & Johnson
Bio to follow shortly
Ethical Buyer – Packaging and Printat
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
Gary Calicdan is the Packaging and Print Ethical Buyer of Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics North America . Joining the company in February 2007, he has seen the business grow from 80 shops to over 250 shops. Along with growing the supply chain, Gary has led many initiatives to improve our ethics and sustainability in our packaging supply chain such as use of 100% recycled plastics and paper for all packaging and print materials . Gary has also focused on developing a local high quality recycled plastic materials supply base including Ocean plastics and created closed loop systems through retail and manufacturing operations wherever possible.
Gary is currently a council Director of The Packaging Consortium ( PAC) under Pacific Region Leadership Council based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Prior to migrating to Canada in 2006, Gary was the Purchasing Manager of ALCAN Packaging and Avon Cosmetics back in the Philippines from 2001 to early 2006.
Global Head of Market Strategy – Flexible Packagingat
Alexander has 10 years of experience in the packaging & consumer goods industry in different marketing roles. In his current role, he has a strong focus on developing sustainable solutions through laminating adhesives and coatings in flexible packaging by reducing the carbon footprint, enabling better recyclability or use of safer chemicals.
Head of Sustainability & Communicationsat
Food Industry Asia
Edwin leads Food Industry Asia’s (FIA) Sustainability strategy and efforts to support FIA’s mission as the voice of the food industry in Asia.
His career includes roles with industry, government and the non-profit sector, covering policy development, corporate communications, public affairs and sustainability.
Before joining FIA, he was Executive Director of the Singapore Environment Council, where he promoted eco-labelling, recycling and consumer awareness on environmental issues.
He was the first Southeast Asian elected to the Board of the Global Eco-labelling Network, an international network of national eco-labelling organisations, and was nominated by the media for the inaugural Singaporean of the Year in 2016 for his role in leading the fight against the haze that engulfed Singapore and several Southeast Asian countries in 2015.
Head of Global Packaging R&Dat
Grace Kim is a head of global packaging R&D at CJ CheilJedang, a number one food company in Korea, where she focus es most of her time developing packaging professionals, identifying new strategic initiatives and delivering packaging solutions through breakthrough packaging innovation . She has more than 20 years of packaging industry experiences from CPG, Pharmaceutical and Chemical Companies mostly in US She relocated to Korea, her native country, with her family in 2019 to pursue her career in people management and to gain global experiences. Most recently, she was a principle engineer at AbbVie, Inc., a pharmaceutical company located in North Chicago, IL , where she successfully led multiple medical device packaging programs . Previously, she worked
at Kraft Foods, Inc. located in Glenview, IL as a strategic packaging research engineer and at DuPont in Parkersburg, WV as a R&D Process Engineer . Grace received MS degree in mechanical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and BS degree in chemical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Co-founder & Creative Directorat
James has over 20 years of expertise in the product and packaging design industry, developing major global innovation projects for Unilever, Mondelēz, P&G, Nestlé & Lucozade Ribena Suntory to name a few.
Packaging Sustainability Manager, Asia Pacificat
Tan Jia Hui
Analyst, Plastics Recycling, APACat
Jia Hui joined ICIS as an analyst in the Plastics Recycling team in May 2020. Based in Singapore, she overlooks Southeast Asia and the larger Asia Pacific region.
She is responsible for building APAC’s knowledge bank, interpreting market trends and regulatory developments and providing insights to an otherwise opaque region. Currently, she works on the mechanical and chemical recycling supply database; connecting data, markets, and customers to create a comprehensive, trusted view of the global commodities markets, enabling smarter business decisions that optimise the world’s resources.
Jia Hui holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of London and possesses a background in sustainability and social innovation. Prior to joining ICIS, she co-designed and implemented circular economy projects with the 3P (Public, Private & People) with experience from NPOs, NGOs, consulting, and start-ups.
Vice President of Sustainabilityat
Jenny is the Vice President of Sustainability at Trivium Packaging and a seasoned global leader with experience from big brands like Shell and Avery Dennison. As a Dutch national, sustainability is in her DNA and her true passion. She believes sustainability is no longer a choice, but an imperative for the success of any company. At Trivium she is committed to positively impacting the lives of millions of people through the company’s sustainable and circular product offerings. Peipei Yang: Peipei is the Product Stewardship Analyst at Trivium Packaging. She focuses on the company’s Sustainability and Product Compliance Strategy. With experience from Europe, the US and Asia and from different industries, Peipei brings a multi-faceted perspective to her sustainability work. She recognizes that changing to circular economy thinking can be a challenge, but she is passionate about developing and implementing the right processes to enable a truly holistic approach to sustainability.
China Plastics Program Managerat
Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Environmental Impact Directorat
The LEGO Group
Andrew is Environmental Impact Director at the LEGO Group. Responsible for their ambition to be a zero impact business by 2032 for issues related to energy, water and waste in their own operations and supply chain. Through his exposure to the benefits of play whilst working for the LEGO group, Andrew takes an interest in how creativity and innovative thinking can be encouraged through playful activities. He believes these skills are key for individuals of all ages who are passionate about helping to solve sustainability issues Previous roles include work on Royal Mail's energy efficiency and data management initiatives and at Tesco PLC delivering CAPEX projects and employee engagement programmes related to resource efficiency. Before moving to environmental work, Andrew was a building controls and refrigeration specialist.
CEO and Secretary Generalat
Ben is the CEO and Secretary General of PEFC International, a position he has held since 1999.
An Aberdeen University forestry graduate, a chartered forester, with an Masters in Business Administration from the Open University, Ben has spent most of his working life in forestry, starting as a forestry worker.
After completing his studies he joined the University of Wales, Bangor as a researcher in Forest Economics and thereafter worked in various positions in the Timber Growers Association in the UK where he dealt with technical and policy aspects of forestry. Ben became involved in forest certification when he took on the position of Technical Director.
National University of Singapore
Jovan has vast experiences in launching & consulting for both for-profit and non-profit enterprises. He is the co-creator of Restorative Innovation and the Founder of RIGHT Foundation, a non-profit think tank dedicated to advance and proliferate the body of knowledge of Restorative Innovation. He also co-founded REAL IMPACT, an impact consultancy firm, and is currently the Chief Evangelist of TRIA where he fervently champions the company's cause, supports its growth efforts, and advise the senior leadership team on key strategic issues.
Previously, he has led special projects and built business units from scratch to profitability. More recently, he was also involved in venture capital, teaching, and research. Today, Jovan is an active researcher pursuing his degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with the National University of Singapore. His research interest is in the areas of applied innovation and sustainable development, where Restorative Innovation is his most notable work. Restorative Innovation was first introduced in the textbook chapter he co-authored - "Innovation for Circular Economy" (published by Springer Nature). He has also been featured on Channel NewsAsia's Money Mind and CNA938 for his expertise in sustainability and the circular economy.
Sustainability Manager, APACat
HAVI Global Solutions
Samantha is responsible for managing the sustainabilty packaging portfolio in APAC for HAVI. HAVI is a global company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands.
In parallel, Samantha sits on the Packaging Partnership Program in Singapore through her role as Deputy Sector Group Leader to support the industry transition towards the nationwide EPR by 2025.
Samantha currently holds a master degree in environmental management, and has worked across a breath of sustainability industries ranging from FMCG, NGOs and consulting.
Sustainability Director, APACat
Sealed Air Sustainability Director for the APAC region based in Melbourne Australia. Alan is leading customer and packaging industry engagement with sustainable packaging and retail trends and regular public speaking engagements.
Busy in Industry being currently active with the Australian Institute of Packaging contributing to development of Sustainable Packaging Guidelines for reducing food waste. A founding member and former president of the Australasian Bioplastics Association. Currently on the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Design for recovery working group.
Director Sustainability – Asia Pacificat
Amcor Flexibles AFAP
Richard Smith is the Sustainability Director for Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific.
Richard is a Chemical Engineer and has worked in the packaging industry for over 30 years focused heavily on innovation and enabling brand owners to become more circular through responsible packaging solutions.
In 2013 Richard was made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Packaging for significant contribution to the development of innovative plastics packaging.
More recently in 2020, Richard was appointed as a non-executive Director of the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO).
Director, Sustainability and Circular Economy Strategy, Asia Pacificat
APAC General Managerat
Eric has worked in sustainability for 12 years, starting as a volunteer in 2008 with Carbon Free Consulting in Japan.
He co-founded a non-profit project, Ocean Green Association, in 2009, to study means to lower coastal water temperatures after seeing the impact on coastal ecology and bleaching of coral reefs in Japan.
Starting work with TerraCycle in 2013, he officially launched the company in Asia starting in Japan in January 2014 and subsequently became Asia Pacific Regional Manager in 2016 opening TerraCycle in China in the Fall of 2016 and TerraCycle Korea in the Fall of 2017 working with sponsors such as P&G, L’Oreal, KAO and LION. Prior to his work in sustainability, he was an international research student in law at the University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, worked as legal counsel for Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, and served as an executive in the investment banking industry leading privatization and corporate finance teams.
Head, Circular Economy Solutionsat
Pratyush Bandyopadhyay is head of Borouge’s Circular Economy Solutions Business Builder team since January 2021. He is responsible for developing and commercialising new solutions in the circular economy space for Borouge’s packaging business, defining and implementing a long-term strategy and developing strategic partnerships across the value chain. He is the key driver of the execution of Borouge’s overall circular economy ambition.
Prior to joining Borouge in 2010, Pratyush worked in different capacities in the petrochemicals industry in areas of product development, product management, price and account management for more than 13 years. During this time, he worked in Haldia Petrochemicals, Unilever and Bakelite Hylam, focussing on Industrial & Consumer Packaging application where he was also responsible for bringing new products to the market, asset profitability, product positioning and managing key accounts since 1997.
Pratyush hold a Master of Technology Degree in Polymer Science & Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD), India since 1997. Between 2001 and 2004, he also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, focusing on Finance & Marketing, from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in India. Pratyush is an Indian national.
Operations and Investment Directorat
Karina is Circulate Capital's Operations and Investment Director. As part of her role she led the development of the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund Impact Framework. The approach adopted to measuring impact is some of the leading practical applications of thinking in this space.
Karina has implemented environmental management and sustainable development programmes across Asia, Africa and Europe. She has been recognised by regulators and industry coalitions for her work in environmental advocacy and public-private partnerships.
GRI Board Directorat
Dr Lu, former President of the Weir Group (China), is Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Board member. Chairman of the Supervisory Committee of Shanghai Association of Foreign Investment & companies. Former Global Partner of Brunswick Group providing strategic advice to Fortune 500 and large Chinese companies (M&A, IPO, Transformation, Brand & Reputation, CSR & Sustainability, Compliance, Risk and Crisis Management, Leadership development, Communication strategy); previously Group Executive Vice President of RGE Group (China), Chief Rep of RGE (China), Chairman of Asia Symbol Pulp & Paper (Shandong) Ltd., Vice President Sateri Group. Prior to RGE, Acting President BHP Billiton Group (China). Prior to his industry career, Dr. Lu was an UN diplomat in charge of UNCTAD Trade Efficiency Programme implementation in China, working with Chinese authorities MOFTEC (now MOFCOM) and Shanghai Municipality.
Principal and Vice President Global Corporate Sustainabilityat
Sr. Manager/Director, Asia Pacific Market Development, Consumer Packagingat
Quentin is responsible for leading the implementation of market strategies to grow the consumer packaging paperboard business in the Asia Pacific region. Quentin has been with the company for 30 years, with experience in packaging innovation, marketing, and business development. He resides in the U.S., but travels frequently to the Asia Pacific region.
Manager of Global Packaging R&Dat
Olivia Park is a manager of global packaging R&D at CJ CheilJedang, a number one food company in Korea, where she focuses most of her time developing packaging professionals, identifying new strategic initiatives and delivering sustainable packaging solutions through breakthrough packaging innovation. She has more than 17 years of all food packaging industry experiences from CPG including e-commerce packaging. She was awarded World Star Packaging in 2013 for the development of microwave film for frozen food, and ASIA STAR AWARD for the development of flexible container for fermented Korean kimchi. She holds a number of patents related to packaging development and materials. She has built a packaging infrastructure in the US for the globalization of Korean processed foods, and is currently preparing for the future by establishing a sustainable packaging strategy and technology roadmap for CJCJ. Olivia received BS/MS degree in chemistry from University of Yonsei in KOREA.