President’s Message

Dear Friends,

2001 was a critical milestone in the Association’s history. Dr Alain Khaiat became our third President. The movement towards the streamlining of regulatory requirements throughout ASEAN member states had started to gain momentum. Under Alain’s leadership, CTFAS made significant contributions whilst safeguarding the multifaceted concerns of the local cosmetic Industry.

Today’s CTFAS is in great shape and is a far cry from 2001. Its opinions and perspectives are taken seriously by our counterparts in ASEAN and internationally. It is a champion of good ethics “in business, in compliance with regulations, and in product safety and consumer relations” in Alain’s own words.

For twenty of his best years, Alain has poured out his heart for CTFAS; and to him, we owe an incalculable debt of gratitude.  I am delighted that Alain has agreed to serve as Chairman – a big heartfelt thank you!

To the VPs, Kwe Sung and Giang, the Working Groups and committee members past and present, I salute each of you for your sacrifices and contributions to make CTFAS what it is today.

I am humbled and deeply honoured to be elected your fourth President.  I know I can count on your support, expertise and experience to take CTFAS to loftier heights.

Thank you!

Andrew GAN
The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Fragrance Association of Singapore (CTFAS)