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Biochemist

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.

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