1. François Dorlhac
Leaf Research Manager for Imperial Tobacco in Bergerac, France.
François holds a PhD in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology from University of Orsay, France.
His current position is Leaf Research Manager for Imperial Tobacco in Bergerac, France. He has been working on tobacco since 1988 and is an expert in Molecular Breeding and GMO detection.
François is coordinator of the CORESTA Proficiency Testing for Detection of Transgenic Tobacco SG and a member of the Scientific Commission.
2. Marco Prat
Global Product Integrity Director, JT International GmbH, Germany.
Marco has a MSc in Agronomy and worked for many years as an agronomist for Universal Leaf Tobacco in Italy. In 2002, he joined the JT International (JTI) Scientific and Regulatory Department with responsibility for the crop protection agent (CPA) residue control programme.
He currently holds the position of Global Product Integrity Director within JTI Global Supply Chain Agronomy.
Marco chairs the Agrochemical Advisory Committee since 2009
3. Wolf-Dieter Heller,
Editor of the Scientific Journal “Beiträge zur Tabakforschung International / Contributions to Tobacco Research”
With a Ph. D. and habilitation in statistics from the Karlsruhe University in Germany, Prof. Heller has held various executive positions in German institutes for statistics and tobacco research associations.
Now retired he created the Institute for Tobacco Research and is the Chairman of the ISO Technical Committee for Toabcco and Toabcco Products TC126.
He has also contributed to statistical work for ACAC and many CORESTA working groups.
4. Stéphane Colard
CORESTA’s Secretary General.
Dr Stéphane Colard holds Master’s degrees in Electronics-Science of Materials and in Physics Engineering, and a PhD in Science (optics and semiconductors).
He was Head of Scientific Research & Harm Reduction with Imperial Tobacco. He contributed as an expert in ISO committees, as well as in the CORESTA Scientific Commission.
Stéphane is currently completing an MBA on Corporate and Social Responsibilities, to identify tools to assess the impacts of the tobacco and alternative product sectors on UN Sustainable Development Goals
4. Jutta Pani
Imperial Tobacco-Reemtsma, Germany
Jutta holds a Mag. rer. nat. in Chemistry/Food Chemistry from the University in Vienna. She has been working in tobacco industry for 18 years obtaining experience in tobacco science, product technology and analysis. Jutta is currently Manager Group Non-Routine Analysis and Physical Testing. She is active in several CORESTA SGs including Smoke Analytes, Tobacco and Tobacco Products Analytes, E-Vapour and was active in the Routine Analytical Chemistry and Cigar Smoking Methods SGs.