Full Name
Job Title
R&D and QC Director
Saponia d.d.
Speaker Bio
Blazenka Cisko Anic is the R&D and QC Director in Saponia d.d., an important Croatian consumer goods company. After graduating chemistry at Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, she started in Saponia as junior researcher in Perfumery department. She defended her doctoral thesis in 2007, further advancing in the field of olfactory chemistry. After becoming a senior perfumer, she was promoted to Head of Perfumery in 2015, and advanced to position of R&D and QC Director in 2020.

In last five years she was also involved in three Horizon projects tackling issues in waste management, plastic recycling and biobased chemicals solved by circular economy principles. As R&D manager of the company producing home, I&I cleaning and personal care products, she is especially dedicated to the principles of sustainable design and manufacturing of those products.

She is also very passionate about the goals of achieving and encouraging woman’s leadership as a necessary precondition for happier and more equal society.