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Listen to the Leaders: ICMAD President & CEO Ken Marenus

Listen to the Leaders: ICMAD President & CEO Ken Marenus

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By Happi Staff05.14.20
 
Dr. Ken Marenus is currently president and CEO of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors. He was trained as a cell biologist at UCLA where he received a PhD in 1980. After serving as a post-doctoral fellow in Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Marenus joined the Estee Lauder Companies in 1986 where he retired as senior vice president of product integrity and regulatory affairs worldwide in 2018.
 
In 2001, Marenus was appointed adjunct professor of pharmacology and industrial pharmaceutics at Long Island University. He has also held other adjunct faculty positions as associate professor of dermatology at the University of Texas at Dallas, and at the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) Stony Brook School of Medicine. He was also an adjunct assistant professor of biology at C.W. Post College and an instructor in anatomy and physiology. 
 
The Dermal Clinical Evaluation Society elected Marenus as its president in 1989. Later he was president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in 1998 and was elected to Fellow status in the Society in 1997.  In 2011, was honored with the Society’s Merit Award for 27 years of distinguished service.
 
Within the industry, Marenus has served on several international panels. He has been an SFDA invited expert in China and been in multiple roles for industry trade associations.  He was the chair of the Scientific and Regulatory Steering Group and Scientific Executive Steering Committee at the Personal Care Products Council.  He is also engaged in the International Cooperation for Cosmetic Regulations (ICCR).
 
Upon his retirement in 2018, he was named a Patron of the Cosmetic Industry by Cosmetic Alliance Canada.
 
Dr. Marenus has numerous publications in medical and technical journals.  He has been recognized internationally as one of the leaders in the field of cosmetic science and technology. 
 
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