Contributor Profile

Steven L. Hanft

Job TitlePresident

Company NameCONUSBAT Regulatory Services


Recognizing early the need for specialized internationalization services, Steven L. Hanft founded CONUS Business, Advice & Training (CONUSBAT) originally as a ‘business-link’ between the USA & Europe in 1995 and in Germany. Today, CONUSBAT’s core services are in internationalization of regulatory affairs for the cosmetics, personal & consumer health care industries, fine chemicals processors and borderline areas thereto. As President of CONUSBAT, Steven’s role includes business development, administration, training, seminar organization, etc.

Focusing its expertise on the EU’s frameworks for cosmetics, personal care, fine chemicals and the borderline industries it serves, CONUSBAT provides services towards all compliance necessities, e.g. REACH Only Representative (OR), Cosmetic Product Responsible Person, safety assessments, label reviews, notifications, etc.

Furthermore, CONUSBAT possesses a strategic global network of regulatory partnerships for its core service areas and performs the global compliance management. For several successive years, Steven along with his wife Dr. Annelie Struessmann have been the co-organizers for In-Cosmetics Europe’s regulatory workshops.

Additionally, Steven is the General-Secretary of Cosmetic Consultants Europe, whose primary goal is to unite those European consultants working in the cosmetic field and to represent them towards EU regulators & industry. As an association, CCE is meant to represent & defend common interests in scientific, technical, regulatory, business and legal affairs.

Mr. Hanft is also the author of the recently published book, “Fachenglish für Laborberufe” (Technical English for Laboratory Staff), Wiley-VCH Publishers, Weinheim, Germany. The book provides technical English communication support for those in the pharma, chemical, medical, personal care, testing labs, food production industries.

Steven was born & raised in New York City, NY, USA. He possesses an M.A. degree in Biology from Columbia University, New York City, NY. As a former High School Biology Educator, he eventually took his science background into industry and was a former Food/Pharma Sales & Marketing Manager for a top NJ-based chemical processor and distributor, which was then known as Whittaker Clark & Daniels. Steven has decades of international business experience in both the USA and Europe.

Conference Sessions

  • Pre-Show Conference - Cosmetic regulations: Europe and the World

    Monday14:00 - 18:0016 April 2018
    Workshop Room G102 - G103

    An analysis of the access to the world's biggest markets, EU, USA and China with a specific review of regulatory modules, which can be used simultaneously. Key...


    • Language: English

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