As a Director within the Scientific Affairs department, Dr Bertocco is responsible for ensuring the safety and scientific integrity of products and product-related materials for the markets in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), with specific responsibility for ensuring that all product claims are scientifically substantiated and meet regulatory requirements within the EU and other EMEA markets.
Dr Bertocco joined the UK-based Herbalife HQ EMEA in 2007 as member of the Product Regulatory & Compliance Team bringing to the company a strong background in peptide chemistry and interests in subjects related to health, nutrition, supplements and sport. It was his role at Herbalife as Product Regulatory Compliance Manager EMEA and his passion for science which inspired him to further his career in 2011 in the field of Scientific Affairs.
Andrea obtained his first scientific qualification, a Laurea Degree in Organic Chemistry, at the University of Padua in Italy. After his degree in Padua, Andrea worked with DSM Pharma Chemicals, in developing bioactive peptides based on c-alpha tetrasubstituted amino acids. He then moved to Edinburgh in Scotland to pursue a PhD in Organic Chemistry, whit a main focus on molecular machines as ion transporters through cell membranes.