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The Federation has a bicameral governing body consisting of a Praesidium, who are class A members nominated from the member societies and approved by the Council.

The Council is made up of voted single members from the societies who speak on their behalf concerning major issues and make big decisions when they arise.

The Council and Praesidium meet annually in the fall. The Council elects the officers of the Federation who in turn make up the Praesidium. The Praesidium also meets every spring.

The President
Dr Tony Gough (UK)

Immediate Past President
Ms Eva Ramos (Mexico)

Vice President
Ms Carmina Casas (Spain)

Honorary Secretary
Dr Sung Ho Lee (Korea)

Peter Tsolis (US & Canada)

Committe Member Number 3
Prof Dr Vania Leite (Brazil)

Committee Member Number 2
Dr Isabelle Castiel (France)

Committee Member Number 1
Mr Robert McPherson (Australia)

Chair of the Scientific Committee
Dr Tomoko Sekine (Japan)

Chair of the Education Committee
Mr Perry Romanowski (US-Canada)

Chair of the Public Relations Committee
Dr Andrea Weber (Germany)

Chair of the Publications Committee
Nicola Lionetti (Italy)

Mary Lynn Halland is Secretary General of the IFSCC and is based at the Federation’s Secretariat office, co-located with the US Society of Cosmetic Chemists in New York.

Special Supporters (companies supporting Praesidium members)
The IFSCC would also like to acknowledge the following companies for their invaluable and ongoing support of the current Praesidium members:

DGK (Germany)
DSM Nutritional Products (Spain)
Element 44 / SCC (Greater North America)
Estée Lauder Companies / SCC (Greater North America)
Fuller Cosmetics (Mexico)
Innospec / SCS (UK)
L’Oreal Research & Innovation (France)
Shiseido (Japan)
Sunjin Beauty Science (Korea)
The Australian Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Australia)
Unifarco Spa/Rigano Laboratories Srl (Italy)
UNIFESP and ABC (Brasil)