Dr. Matthias Vey is a chemist by training from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. After his studies and a short period of training as a perfumer he worked in fragrance research and development for Marbert Cosmetics in Düsseldorf, Germany. He then became global regulatory affairs manager for Coty/Lancaster in Mainz, Germany. Since 2000 as the Scientific Director of IFRA, he is responsible for the management of the fragrance industry's worldwide self-regulatory program, known as the IFRA Standards. He manages all of IFRA's science related committees and is involved in IFRA's advocacy activities. He further signs responsible for the management of the International Dialogue on the Evaluation of Allergens (IDEA).