Master degree in Chemistry in 1991, Diploma of Specialty School in Organic Synthesis (analogous to a PhD) in 1994.
Dr. Vassallo earned first a significant R&D experience as a medicinal chemist in a pharmaceutical multinational company (SmithKline Beecham) and as Assistant to Technical Director in a large sugar confectionery multinational (Perfetti S.p.A.). Then he specialized as Quality Assurance Manager in one of the largest company
manufacturing color cosmetics (Intercos S.p.A.).
He completed his professional formation in the cosmetic sector by joining a cosmetic ingredient supplier (Res Pharma), as the Technical Director, also gaining knowledge on regulatory aspects.
Since almost a decade he is the CEO of a small company (Farcos) providing microbiological testing, chemical analysis and also safety and efficacy evaluation in the cosmetics and food supplements, either for QC and for product development studies. He also provides consultancy and training on Cosmetics QC, on GMP, and general good health habits in production plants.
Since more than 10 years he has been the chairman of Technical Committee of MAPIC-Federchimica (the Italian trade association for cosmetic ingredients and cosmetic services suppliers, affiliated to EFfCI, European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) and he is an active member of the EFfCI Working Group on GMP, being one of the authors of the EFfCI GMP Guide.
He has been invited many times in the last 15 years to present lectures and seminars on technical topics at national and international events.