Leading Beauty and Personal Care Ingredients and Formulation Event Takes Place

May 2-3 at the Javits Center in New York


(New York, NY, April 2023)—NYSCC (New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists) is pleased to announce that Mohamed Kanji, Chief Open Innovation and Operational Excellence Officer, North America at L’Oréal, will participate in a one-on-one fireside chat on Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:00 am during Suppliers’ Day at the Javits Center in New York. This fireside chat will be moderated by Lan Vu, Founder & CEO of BEAUTYSTREAMS, focusing on L’Oréal’s open innovation strategy to achieve its green sciences and sustainability goals.

“We are thrilled to present this fireside chat as part of Suppliers’ Day,” said Stacey House, Chair, NYSCC.  “Mohamed’s impressive career in cosmetic science and now his role in spearheading L’Oréal’s open innovation activities in North America will be inspiring and engaging for Suppliers’ Day attendees.”

Kanji began his career at Revlon USA as a Chemist before joining L’Oréal USA in 1993 as a Senior Chemist in the Research and Development department. At L’Oréal, he developed mascara and liners for the Maybelline brand and gradually advanced through the ranks.

In 2008, Kanji became the Vice President of R&D Makeup Laboratories for Maybelline, where he led global development efforts, and along with his team launched several successful products, including the Dream Matte Mousse Foundation, Color Sensational Lip Color, ESSIE nail color, and the Colossal Mascara.  He also was instrumental in creating the R&I center in India.

In 2013, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Research & Innovation for L’Oréal USA, where he managed the pre-development and development labs, Evaluation department, Micro Analytical Labs, and all the NJ-based R&I center-related activities across the USA, Canada, and Hispanic America.

Kanji’s current role is Chief Open Innovation and Operational Excellence Officer, where he is responsible for Open Innovation Activities & critical areas, including Scouting, Transformation, and Strategic Alliances. For Operational Excellence, he manages functions such as Analytical, Quality, IT, Facilities, and EHS, and oversees the development of L’Oréal’s new Research & Innovation hub for North America.

Suppliers’ Day, May 2-3, is the NYSCC flagship event and attracts participants working in R&D and product development for the biggest brand manufacturers in beauty and personal care as well as emerging independents.  Additional educational programs offered this year will cover microbiome, hair care and wellness, bio-technologies, fragrance, modernizing cosmetic regulations, natural ingredients, Chinese beauty market, innovations from exhibitors, hot topics, along with “Truth in Beauty: Sci-Comm Influencers Panel,” “Digital Age of Beauty,” “Discover Sustainability,” “World of Chemistry,” and “Indie 360”. Future Chemists Workshop, Mentorship Mixer and a Career Development Day will be held in support of young professionals in the industry. The NYSCC Industry Awards Night will take place on May 2nd at Second Floor NYC and feature the announcement of the finalists of the CEW Supplier’s Beauty Creators Award.

For more information on NYSCC Suppliers’ Day, the leading North American event for beauty and personal care product development and to attend, visit: https://nyscc.org/suppliers-day/.

About New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC)

Dedicated to the advancement of cosmetic science, the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists strives to increase and disseminate scientific information through meetings and publications. By promoting research in cosmetic science and industry, and by setting high ethical, professional, and educational standards, we reach our goal of improving the qualifications of cosmetic scientists. Our mission is to further the interests and recognition of cosmetic scientists while maintaining the confidence of the public in the cosmetic and toiletries industry. NYSCC Suppliers’ Day in New York City is the leading North American event for beauty ingredients, formulations, and delivery innovations.  For more information visit: www.nyscc.org. Connect with NYSCC on Twitter and Facebook at @NYSCC and Instagram: @NYSCCMAIN

Editor’s Note:  To request a press badge for Suppliers’ Day contact Annie Scully: [email protected]