We have a common goal: to safeguard and promote pure authentic natural and organic cosmetics. Based in Brussels, our international Secretariat works passionately to fulfil NATRUE's mission.
Dr Mark Smith - DIRECTOR GENERAL
Role:Running of NATRUE, lead role in all political, regulatory and scientific affairs of the association - advocacy, research and label.
Mark graduated with a M.Chem (Hons.) degree in chemistry and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. between chemistry and genetics. Before joining NATRUE in June 2014, he extended his research career with two positions covering biotechnology (Leeds, UK) and the biomedical/pharmaceutical sector (Montréal, Canada). Mark is a British national who has more than five years' experience in Scientific Management, and during the last ten years he has been involved in the successful coordination of strategic and collaborative interdisciplinary projects via academic departmental and international research. Mark became Director in July 2016.
DR HANA MUšINOVIć - REGULATORY AND SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Role: Responsible for regulatory and scientific activities and for the update and interpretation of the NATRUE Label Criteria
Hana joined NATRUE in October 2017 as Regulatory and Scientific Officer. As a Croatian national living abroad for the past ten years throughout her studies and professional engagements she has been involved in different interdisciplinary and international research projects. Hana graduated with a degree in molecular biology and holds a master and Ph.D. in Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition. Before joining NATRUE she was working in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) on international scientific cooperation.
Languages: Croatian, English, Spanish, Italian, German
Krystel van Hoof - Label & Communication Assistant
Role: Coordination of label and certification-related activities, support in (multilingual) communications, and organisation and participation at events.
Krystel joined NATRUE in 2013 as Label & Communication Assistant. Prior to this, she gained experience in communications in international organisations. As a Dutch national with multilingual communication skills, Krystel holds a Master's degree in Germanic Languages and Literature from the University in Liège as well as in Translation from the University in Mons. Within the framework of these studies, she has completed a number of literature and linguistics courses in Scotland and Germany. In addition, she successfully graduated with a third Master's degree in Multilingual Communication and International Relations from the Free University of Brussels in 2012.
Languages: Dutch, French, German, English, Italian