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Iguatemi Costa | Natura - Brazil

Iguatemi Costa​

senior Scientific Manager



Iguatemi is a Senior Scientific Manager for natural and sustainable ingredients. atNatura

Iguatemi has a PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, related to organic total synthesis of natural products, from University of São Paulo – USP. He holds a MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Brazil, Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from University of Cambridge, UK, and Industrial Chemistry degree from Federal University of Santa Maria – UFSM, Brazil.

Iguatemi is currently a Senior Scientific Manager of natural and sustainable ingredients in Natura Cosmetics. In this position, he is responsible to set and guarantee the technical strategy of innovative cosmetic ingredients; lead some projects of innovation, steer programs related to bio-based products, and technological strategic intelligence in this field.

Formerly, Iguatemi oversaw the research group known as ‘Sustainable Innovation’, just after to complete a cycle where he has established and led for three years the Natura Amazon Innovation Centre, an innovation hub based in Manaus, in the heart of Brazilian Amazon forest, developing strategies and projects related to research and innovation. 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); among other positions related to R&D and Innovation in Natura and in another Brazilian company called Formil Química Ltda. Iguatemi is affiliated to Brazilian Society of Chemistry (SBQ), Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science (SBPC), and also the member of advisory board of Birmingham Institute of Forest Research – BIFoR, and Senior Member of the Board of Directors of International Society of Phytocosmetic Science – ISPS

Natural Cosmetic and Fragrance Ingredients


Green chemistry

Bio-based Materials

Sustainable-based Innovation and Ethical Sourcing projects and practices.