Kao is proud to announce that effective January 1st, 2020, Martin Uellner, currently Director, R&D Molton Brown, Europe Research Laboratories, will be appointed Vice President, Beauty Research, Europe Research Laboratories, succeeding Dominic Pratt who will take over the role as Vice President, Research and Development Skin Care Products Research, Global Executive in the Kao Headquarters in Tokyo. Martin Uellner has been with Kao since 1995 starting his career as Researcher for Styling before moving to Care and later on Color. In his 25 years with Kao, Martin has also gained experience outside the R&D function in the Global Salon Business team leading Global Education and later on Kaihatsu before his promotion to Director, R&D Molton Brown in 2016. His experience both within R&D and the Business and as member in the Salon Leadership Team in the past, make Martin an ideal
successor in the role of Vice President R&D, EURL.