Dr. Annelie Struessmann is Technical Director with CONUSBAT, a provider of internationalization services for the Fine Chemicals, Cosmetics & Life Sciences Industries: www.conusbat.com. She joined the firm in 2003 and established the service area of regulatory affairs where she is focusing on the European regulatory frameworks for cosmetic products and for chemicals (REACH). The service spectrum includes dossier preparation, safety assessments, registrations, notifications and direct representations, etc. She has published numerous articles on these topics and provided workshops on a worldwide scale. Before joining CONUSBAT, Dr. Struesmann worked in various managerial functions at international locations of global companies, such as IFF, Akzo Nobel, Rewo Chemicals (now Evonik). Her educational background includes a Masters Degree in Chemistry and a Doctorate in Biopolymer Chemistry.