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Fragrance Creators Announces New Board Member: George Daher

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George Daher, Ph.D., senior vice president of global product safety, regulatory affairs and green chemistry at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., has joined the Fragrance Creators' board of directors.

Fragrance Creators Association has announced a new addition to its board of directors: George Daher, Ph.D., senior vice president of global product safety, regulatory affairs and green chemistry at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

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With nearly 30 years of industry experience and strategic leadership, Daher is a highly accomplished expert in the fields of product safety, regulatory affairs, registration, data management and green chemistry. He specializes in advising high-performing teams on how best to organize and assure product safety and regulatory compliance.

He began his career at Procter & Gamble, where he served in several roles—most prominently as section head, beauty care technology division, global business unit.

Prior to joining Estee Lauder, Daher served as vice president, global safety assessment and regulatory affairs for SC Johnson, where he led a division on human and environmental safety and regulatory policies and represented the company as member of the board of directors for the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, Inc.

Previously, he was vice president of regulatory affairs for North and Latin America for Firmenich Inc., overseeing a department of scientists specializing in R&D, commercial and manufacturing of fragrance, flavors and specialty ingredients.

Daher earned a doctorate in toxicology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s of science in environmental health toxicology, as well as a bachelor's in biology and microbiology from the University of Minnesota.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Fragrance Creators Board of Directors,” said Daher. “Fragrance Creators has, for some time, been at the forefront of advocacy for our industry, and it remains a wonderful collaborator and consensus builder amongst diverse stakeholders. I feel privileged to be part of its efforts to enhance responsible industry and product stewardship.”

“George’s strategic thinking and leadership make him a valuable asset to the Board and our industry,” said Farah K. Ahmed, president and CEO of Fragrance Creators. “His technical expertise and global perspective will be meaningful as we advance our forward-thinking association.”