Patrick Obukowho earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Chicago State University. He was with Luster Products in Chicago before joining Croda in 1994 as an Application Specialist. He later became the Research Manager / Personal Care Applications for several years while at Croda. He was then promoted to Executive Program Manager - Ethnic Product Development.

Mr. Obukowho's work has resulted in several publications and patents. He has over 20 years of experience in the personal care industry and is a recognized industry expert on Ethnic Hair Care and Skin Care Product formulation and raw material evaluation.

In September 2005, Mr. Obukowho founded Advantage Research Lab, LLC, a consulting firm for the personal care industry, specializing in the art and science of ethnic hair and skin care product development. Mr. Obukowho has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences, both domestic and international. He lectures for the Society of Cosmetic Chemist on Ethnic Product Formulation / Chemistry. He is also a member of the ASK THE EXPERT with the Society of Cosmetic Chemist.