Sumit Bhasin

    Senior Vice President, Global R&D
    Estée Lauder

    Sumit Bhasin is Senior Vice President, Global R&D at the Estée Lauder Companies. In his role, he leads a global team of scientists and engineers responsible for developing breakthrough products for the beauty industry. He has worked on strategic program development by leveraging advanced technologies to create unique solutions that meet consumer needs. Prior to joining Estée Lauder, Sumit held product innovation leadership roles at Coty and Procter & Gamble. 

    Sumit is a member of multiple industry association boards such as the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. 

    Summit Speaker

    Chief R&D Officer Panel

    Rethinking R&D: Navigating the New Landscape of Consumer Product Innovation

    Simultaneous forces are putting unprecedented pressure on today’s consumer products R&D organizations. From lingering impacts from the pandemic, to nimble, disruptive new market entrants, to talent and sustainability challenges, it’s clear R&D needs to evolve fast. R&D leaders need a renewed approach to consumer product innovation that will drive sustained competitive advantage. Join our panel of consumer product innovation leaders as they reveal how they are reconfiguring the R&D function to reestablish its position as a central pillar of their organization's business strategy. Engage with these experts as they delve into topics like talent strategies, ways of working, the role of AI, and how innovation should involve the end-to-end value chain.

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