Dr. Karl LINTNER obtained a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Vienna University (Austria) and a PhD in Biochemistry from the same University.
After 10 years of Research on Biological Peptides at the Nuclear Research Centre in Saclay, France (>30 papers in biochemistry and biophysics published), he became Laboratory Manager, then Marketing Manager (product development and worldwide technical support) with the HENKEL Company, Düsseldorf, Germany. He joined SEDERMA, the world-leading Active Ingredient supplier, in 1990 as Technical Director and later headed the company for ten years as Managing Director/CEO.
Presently, Karl Lintner is an Independent Consultant to the Cosmetic Industry (President of KAL’IDEES S.A.S.). He also teaches classes on cosmetic chemistry and skin biology at the ISIPCA school of Perfumery, Cosmetics and Aroma in Versailles and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Int. Journal of Cosmetic Science.
He has filed several dozens of patents, published numerous articles and book chapters on cosmetic ingredients, and is an active member of SCC (chaired COSA in 2011) and SFC (France) He was awarded the prestigious ''Maison de Navarre'' Medal of the SCC in 2012 and won the In-Cosmetics Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.