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Gerd Anton Ries

Gerd Anton Ries, German biochemist. Achievements include research in safety and function in cosmetic products; patents on cosmetic use of retinol, elubiol and ginkgo biloba.

Background

  • Ries, Gerd Anton was born on June 21, 1949 in Oestrich-Winkel, Hesse, Germany. Son of Heinrich and Martha Ries.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts in chemistry, University, Marburg, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University, Marburg, 1978.

    Career

    • Director product development Johnson & Johnson, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1978-1987. Director research and development Penaten, Bad Honnef, Germany, 1987-1994, Race Of Champions, Paris, 1994-1996. World wide director Johnson and Johnson, Dusseldorf, Germany, 1997—2005, vice president regulatory and external relations, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research in safety and function in cosmetic products. Patents on cosmetic use of retinol, elubiol and ginkgo biloba.

    Membership

    With German Air Force, 1967-1968. Member European Cosmetic Toiletry and Perfumery Association (vice president since 2000), European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (board directors since 1999, chair, since 2007), Industrieverband Körperpflege und Waschmittel (vice chairman vorstand fachgruppe körperpflegemittel since 1999).

    Connections

    • Married Gabi R. Becker. Children: Torsten, Kai-Ulf.
    • father: Heinrich Ries
    • mother: Martha Ries
    • spouse: Gabi R. Becker
    • children: Torsten Ries
    • Kai-Ulf Ries
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    Born June 21, 1949
    (age 68)
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    • 1975
      University
    • 1978
      University
    • 1978 - 1987
      Director, product development Johnson & Johnson
      Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1987 - 1994
      director, Research and Development Penaten
      Germany
    • 1994 - 1996
      director, Research and Development Penaten
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1997 - 2005
      world wide director, Johnson and Johnson
      Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany