Ellen Pfrommer has been with BASF for more than 25 years. Today, she has the responsibility at BASF for Product Stewardship for Personal Care Ingredients, a portfolio which has significantly increased over the years via various acquisitions, namely Engelhard, Ciba and Cognis. Ellen graduated from the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) with MS in Food Chemistry, which is a special branch of chemistry with focus on analytics and regulations. After graduation she joined BASF and started her career in application work for colorants for use in food, pharma and cosmetics. Later on she focused on cosmetic ingredients at BASF and stayed in this area, holding various positions throughout the years: Technical Product Management, Development, Technical Service and Global Key Account Management. At EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients), Ellen is active in various working groups: Regulatory Affairs & Product Safety, International Relations, Ingredients of Natural Origin.