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    Brian Slezak

    Brian Slezak

    Senior Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs
    Colgate-Palmolive

    Brian is currently the Senior Vice President of Global Regulatory & Product Safety for the Colgate-Palmolive Company. He works closely with the global commercial, supply and technical teams to provide regulatory support for both the existing business portfolio and strategic growth-driving innovations. In addition to regulatory leadership, Brian has responsibility for product safety assessment, pharmacovigilance and compliance. Brian has extensive experience in leading cross functional teams with diverse foci including toxicologists, dermal clinical experts, learning & capability development professionals, experts in data analytics, and regulatory professionals.

    Brian represents Colgate-Palmolive as a member of the Board of Directors for the International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety and Vice Chair for the Science Advisory Executive Committee of the Personal Care Products Council.

    Brian has his doctorate in toxicology from The State University of New York at Buffalo and was part of the Product Safety team where he was instrumental in the defense of key strategic ingredients by representing Colgate's positions to global academics and regulators.

    Brian has also led the Dermal Clinical organization, and served as Director of Scientific Capability Development to continually advance strategic scientific capabilities across Global Technology. In addition, he has led Predictive Innovation & Statistics, a newly formed function in Global Technology tasked with re-defining Colgate-Palmolive’s innovation processes through the use of advanced data analytics.

    Summit Speaker

    Regulatory Panel

    Organizing Regulatory Affairs as an Enabler of Business Growth

    This session will bring together industry regulatory leaders to explore how effective management of regulatory affairs can serve as a powerful catalyst for business expansion. Our esteemed panelists will delve into strategies for streamlining regulatory processes, ensuring compliance while fostering innovation, and leveraging regulatory affairs as a strategic tool for business growth. They will share their personal experiences and insights on transforming regulatory challenges into opportunities, thus paving the way for sustainable growth. Expect to glean valuable knowledge from direct experts for rethinking the role of regulatory affairs in your organization's growth story.