Jason Harcup, Unilever
Jason is Unilever’s Global Vice President for Skin Care Research & Development, responsible for the end-to-end R&D delivery from innovation to market across several billion Euros of turnover. Additionally, he is Global Vice President for the Prestige Division, New Business Creation Unit and the Consumer Technical Insights Group.
He leads a team of several hundred scientists located in laboratories across the world. In his 2 decades with Unilever, he has been site leader for the Shanghai R&D facility and headed Unilever’s Research organization in China, and has led Unilever’s R&D Campus in the United States.
The teams Jason has led have delivered a string of technologies totalling several hundred million Euros of turnover in global Beauty & Personal Care brands. He has been on the Faculty of Health and Beauty America, a Beauty Disruptor with the CEW network and a co-convenor of the Unilever Asian Dermatological Forum. He is a Fellow of both The Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Prior to Unilever, Jason graduated from Cambridge University, worked as a scientist for the UK Ministry of Defense, and has been an adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He is the author of various publications, holds several patents, and has delivered numerous invited talks as an industry leader.