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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 individuals designated by their Society to vote on its behalf at the annual fall Council meeting. The Council elects the officers of the Federation who in turn make up the Praesidium. The Praesidium meets twice a year, in the fall and spring.

2023/24 Praesidium

The President
Ms Carmina Casas (Spain)

Immediate Past President
Dr Tony Gough (UK & Ireland)

Vice President
Prof Dr Vania Leite (Brazil)

Honorary Secretary
Dr Andrea Weber (Germany)

Peter Tsolis (US & Canada)

Committee Member Number 3
Dr Isabelle Castiel (France)

Committee Member Number 2
Mr Robert McPherson (Australia)

Chair of Communications Committee
Dr Remo Campiche (Switzerland)

Chair of the Scientific Committee
Dr Tomoko Sekine (Japan)

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

Chair of the PR – Benefactors Committee
Dr Sung Ho Lee (Korea)

Chair of the Publications Committee
Nicola Lionetti (Italy)

Mary Lynn Halland (pictured below, far right) 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 City.

2023-24 Praesidium at the Barcelona Congress Gala Dinner

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-firmenich (Spain)
Element 44 / SCC (Greater North America)
Estée Lauder Companies / SCC (Greater North America)
Innospec / SCS (UK & Ireland)
L’Oréal 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)