Delegate Profile

Iguatemi Costa, PhD

Job TitleSenior Scientific Manager for natural & sustainable ingredients

Company NameNatura


Iguatemi is a Senior Scientific Manager for natural and sustainable ingredients. In this position, he is one of the responsible to set and guarantee the technological strategy of innovative cosmetic ingredients for Natura; to lead projects of radical innovation, steer programs related to bio-based products, and technological strategic intelligence in this field. He is in a group that is directly connected to Natura's R&D global Department. His responsibilities include participation in the executive board of cosmetic technology projects of Natura. Formerly, Iguatemi was in charge of the research group known as 'Sustainable Innovation', just after to complete a cycle where he has established and led for three years the 'NINA Núcleo de Inovação Natura Amazônia l (Natura Amazon Innovation Center), an innovation hub based in Manaus, Brazil developing strategies and projects related to research and innovation in Amazon region.

Before that he was part of the group responsible for designing, developing and implementing new business process for front end innovation (FIC - Funnel of Ideas and Business Concepts); and the group that created the vision, goals and led the project of the work front of Science Technology and Innovation of the Natura l s Amazon Program

Prior to joining Natura, Iguatemi worked at Formil Química, a Brazilian chemical company, in the R&D department, dealing with new synthetic routes, methods of purification, improvement and adaptation of production routes and troubleshooting.

Iguatemi is also member of some boards like International Society of Phytocosmetic Sciences - ISPS.

He holds a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, related to organic total synthesis of natural products from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil; Postgraduate Certification on Sustainable Business, from University of Cambridge, UK; MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil; and Industrial Chemist degree from Universidade

Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil

Conference Sessions

  • Tuesday09:45 - 10:1517 Nov 2020
    At Stand: Virtual - Hopin

    The launch of the product line “Ekos” in 2000, which presented new ingredients based in Brazilian and Amazonian biodiversity, inaugurated a new business model f...

    • Language: English