09 Mar 2017
Dr. Jordan Petkov Joins Lonza Consumer Care as Global Head of Research and Technology

Allendale, NJ (USA), 9 March 2017 – Jordan Petkov, Ph.D., has joined Lonza Consumer Care as Global Head of Research and Technology for its Personal Care and Hygiene businesses.

Based in Blackley (UK), Dr. Petkov provides technical support for Lonza's portfolio of hygiene, preservation, hair and skin care products. In addition, he oversees Lonza's expansion into new personal care market sectors and strengthens Lonza's offering in its areas of expertise.

Dr. Petkov is a 15-year veteran of the chemical process industry. Prior to joining Lonza, Dr. Petkov served for two years as a Global Research & Development Director for KLK Oleo in Petaling Jaya, Selangor (MY). He began his career as a Science Area Leader for Unilever at the Research & Development Centre in Port Sunlight (UK).

Dr. Petkov earned his Ph.D. in chemical physics and his M.S. degree in chemistry and physics at Sofia University in Sofia (BG). A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Dr. Petkov has co-authored 95 papers and has 15 patents registered or pending. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Manchester University in Manchester (UK) and at the Centre of Bioengineering and Biotechnologies, China University of Petroleum in Qingdao, Shandong (CN).