Board - IPEC Federation

Priscilla Zawislak, IPEC-Americas: President

Priscilla has over 35 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs and Quality for excipients, food additives and ingredients for personal care products. Currently with IFF (International Flavors & Fragrances, formerly DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences), she is the Global Regulatory Affairs Advocacy Manager for the pharmaceutical business and is responsible for regulatory advocacy for excipients, APIs and food additives. Prior positions included Global Regulatory Affairs Manager for Ashland Specialty Ingredients Pharmaceutical and Nutrition business where she was responsible for regulatory compliance for food additive and excipient products, and Quality Manager at FMC Health and Nutrition (which is now part of IFF). Priscilla is currently Vice-President of the IPEC Federation, a global organization consisting of regional IPECs in the US, Europe, China, Japan and India. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of IPEC-Americas, has been an active member of IPEC-Americas committees since 2001, is a member of the IPEC Americas Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors of EXCiPACT®. She has been a member of several USP project teams and is a delegate to the USP Convention. Priscilla earned her degrees in Biological Sciences and Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

Kevin Hughes, IPEC Europe: Vice-President

Kevin has been with Colorcon for over 15 years where he has been the Technical Expert in film coating, immediate release excipients and extended release excipients. Kevin is now Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Manager for Colorcon and is responsible for the EMEA region, providing regulatory support to customers in both the pharmaceutical and food industries, monitoring any regulatory changes, industry initiatives and is closely involved with the IPEC Quality and Regulatory Affairs Committee. Kevin is also responsible for Quality at the Dartford site, and hosting of all customer and certification audits as well as conducting supplier audits as an IRCA qualified Lead Auditor. Prior to Colorcon, Kevin spent 5 years at Boots Healthcare Development, where he was Team Leader developing solid oral dosage forms for Boots Pharmacies. Kevin graduated with from Nottingham University in 1994. He has been involved in the pharmaceutical industry for 20 years.

Hiroshi Watanabe, IPEC Japan: Treasurer

Watanabe san has been working at Cellulose and Pharmaceutical Excipients Department of Shin-Etsu Chemical for 32 years as a Global excipients Business Manager.
Before Shin-Etsu, he worked at Merck Japan and a Japanese trading company after graduated from a University with a bachelor of law.
He has been joining in the activities of IPEC Japan for about 20 years as a member of International committee, Regulatory committee and Events committee. Since December 2020, he became a chair of Federation committee.
He is known as a nice wine drinker and a weekend tennis player.