Vice President, R&D & Product Development
Akshay Talati is Vice President, R&D & Product Development for Murad LLC and member of the Leadership Team. He oversees all aspects of R&D including, new product development, formulation, package innovation, clinical testing, safety testing, product integrity and regulatory. He is also responsible for driving a disruptive 3-year innovation calendar, building R&D capabilities for competitive advantage, leverage internal and external assets to create value with speed to market, foster collaborations with Unilever for executional excellence and provide compelling scientific support to all new product launches.
Akshay came with an established track record of over two decades in prestige cosmetics and pharmaceuticals having commercialized hundreds of products valued in billions of dollars. With his vision for innovation and passion for assembling high performance teams he has been able to hone his talent to create state of the art products that are regionally relevant, penetrating new markets and creating white space opportunities. Prior to Murad, Akshay spent 22 years at Estee Lauder Companies, and most recently was Executive Director at Clinique, where he created many award-winning products, that were pivotal in changing the brand image, making it a force to reckon with. During his tenure at Estee Lauder he held a series of progressively influential positions across several global brands and held international assignments in China and Japan.
Akshay is a Registered Pharmacist and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences. He is also very active in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists where he was most recently a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Scientific Affairs.
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