||Alessandro is responsible for Global Product Development at Natura, based now in Brazil. In this position, he oversees the development of packaging and formulation of every product in the company's pipeline leading a team of 11 new product development managers and 120 specialists and researchers.
Before that he was responsible for packaging and product development for perfumery and baby and child care at Natura Cosmeticos - Sao Paulo, Brazil.
He also spent a expatriation period of two years in Paris, France, where Alessandro was the R&D Head of the French Technical Center in Paris of Natura Cosméticos and also Head of the Packaging Technology Department.
Previously, Alessandro was a Product Manager at Natura Cosméticos, responsible for hair, sun screen and oral care product lines.
Alessandro has also worked as the responsible for the Environmental Impact Model Department at Natura Cosméticos in Brazil, defining models to assess the environmental impact of all its products.
Prior to joining Natura Cosméticos, Alessandro worked at Beiersdorf in Germany in the R&D department developing new products formulations (body cream and lotions). He also worked at Procter and Gamble in Venezuela in the R&D department where he was responsible for the OTC health care products adaptation for the Brazilian market.
He holds a Master degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil. He has a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from both the Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany and from the Escola Politécnica, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. Recently he attended an executive education program on Strategic R&D Management at INSEAD, France.
Specialties:- sustainable development, EcoDesign
- creation of innovative concepts
- new operation / areas start up
- pipeline, portfolio and project management
- innovation process