Mr. Leal has a degree in business administration from the University of São Paulo (USP) and is a former student of the Advanced Administration Program of FDC/INSEAD. He is co-founder of Natura Cosméticos and started his activities on the company’s Board of Directors in 1998. He is currently co-chairman of the Board of Directors of Natura &Co Holdings S.A. and member of Instituto Natura’s board of directors. In the past 25 years, he participated in the creation and promotion of various companies and social organizations, such as the Abrinq Foundation for the Rights of Children and Adolescents, the Ethos Institute of Enterprises and Social Responsibility and the Akatu Institute for Conscious Consumption. He also participated in institutions such as Ashoka—Social Entrepreneurship. After 2000, he was closely involved in various environmental institutions, such as the Brazilian Fund for Biodiversity (Funbio) and WWF Brasil. In 2007, Mr. Leal was one of the founders of the Our São Paulo Movement, which seeks to engage various sectors of the local society aiming at a better, fairer and more sustainable city. Since 2008, he has been focused on structuring his legacy through the Arapyaú Institute, an organization whose goal is to promote the dialogue and networks to build sustainable solutions. In the national elections of 2010, Mr. Leal joined former Senator Marina Silva, then from the Green Party, as candidate for Vice-Presidency. Together, they received approximately 20 million votes. In 2012, he helped to fund the Political Action Network for Sustainability—RAPS, a non-partisan institution focused on identifying, supporting, developing and congregating political leaders committed with ethical values and with the construction of an inclusive and sustainable development. In the same year, he joined the B-Team, a group formed by international leaders, the purpose of which is to engage corporations and leader from all over the word with a new vision of business success, by incorporating social and environmental objectives into profit. In 2015, Guilherme participated in founding the Brazil Climate, Forests and Agriculture Coalition, which brings together representatives from the private sector, financial sector, academia, and civil society in favor of Brazil’s leadership for a new low-carbon economy. In 2020, he co-founded “Concertação pela Amazônia” a network of people, institutions, and companies established to seek solutions for this territory’s conservation and sustainable development.
Mr. Leal currently holds the following positions in other companies or organizations from the voluntary sector: (i) Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Political Action Network for Sustainability—RAPS (Institute); (ii) Co-founder of The BTeam (Association); (iii) Member of the Board of Directors of the Arapyau Institute of Education and Sustainable Development (Institute).
Antonio Luiz da Cunha Seabra founded Natura Cosméticos in 1969 and started his activities on the company’s Board of Directors in 1998. Since its foundation, he has focused on the construction and development of the company. It started with a small high street store in São Paulo, Brazil, where he provided personalized consultancy services. Five years later, he expanded the reach of his message and products when Natura adopted the direct sales method through personal consultants as the company’s business model. With a degree in economics, Luiz Seabra developed new products, languages and messages for the beauty industry, developing extensive expertise in the consumer goods segment. He actively participated in the transformation of the organization into one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world, strongly committed to ethics and sustainability. Luiz Seabra is co-chairman of the Board of Directors of Natura &Co Holding S.A. and director of Instituto Natura. Luiz Seabra is the CEO of Vivavida Instituto de Ações Solidárias, an NGO that supports entities and projects promoting social assistance and education throughout Brazil, with a focus on sustainable economic, social and environmental development, which include valuing cultural expressions, income generation activities and conservation.
Mr. Passos is a co-founder of Natura Cosméticos and started his activities on the Company’s board of directors in 1998. He is currently co-chairman of the board of directors and member of the corporate governance committee of Natura &Co Holding S.A. and member of Instituto Natura’s board of directors. He has a degree in Production Engineering by the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo, with postgraduate studies in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV. Pedro acts on different entities and organizations as follows: Private: (i) Member of the Board of Directors of IEDI (Private institution); (ii) Member of the Board of Directors of Fundação Dom Cabral (Private Foundation); (iii) Chairman of the Board of Directors of SOS Mata Atlântica (Private Foundation); (iv) Member of the Board of Directors of AC Camargo since 2018 (Private Foundation); (v) Member of the Board of Directors of Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial – EMBRAPII (Private Association), and Public: (vi) Member of the Board of Directors of Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S. Paulo – FAPESP (Public Foundation).
Mr. McMaster was Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 2010, and Vice-Chairman of Deloitte LLP from 2003 to his retirement in May 2015. He started at Deloitte in 1976 and occupied several national and global leadership positions, including National Managing Partner of Deloitte, focusing on programs for Chief Executive Officer clients, as well as leader of the Deloitte’s US and Global Forensic and Dispute Consulting practice. Andrew was a Director of Avon Products, Inc. since 2018, and Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Finance Committee. In 2020, he was appointed by Natura &Co. Holding S.A. to occupy the position of independent member of the Group’s Board of Directors. Mr. McMaster currently holds the following positions in other companies or organizations from the voluntary sector: (i) Member of the Board of Directors and Lead Director of Black & Veatch Holding Company, and as Lead Director he is an ex-official member of all Board Committees (ii) Member of the Board of Directors, Member of the Risk Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee of UBS Americas Holding LLC in the United States, which is a U.S. intermediate holding company for UBS Group in Switzerland and (iii) Member of the Board of Trustees, Former Co-Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee, Member of the Executive, Financial Management and Governance Committee, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Investment Committee of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Co-founding partner of Dynamo in Brazil in 1993. In 2005, he moved to London and was responsible for the company’s investment activity in international markets until early 2023. Previously, he was a partner at Banco Garantia, where he worked from1983 to 1992. He graduated in Economics at PUC-RJ in 1982. Bruno was appointed as a director of Natura &Co Holding’s Board of Directors in 2023.
Carla has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York, United States, 1984). She has a People’s Strategic Management postgraduate course from the FDC/INSEAD (2001). Carla was Vice-President of the Sandals Division at Alpargatas SA, managing the company’s global Havaianas business and Statutory Officer throughout her 13-year tenure, ended in December 2019. Previously, she worked at Citibank S/A for 8 years in different roles: Vice-President of Marketing and Products (Credicard SA), Vice-President of Marketing (Citibank Consumer) and Head of Citibank Credit Cards Brazil. Also, in Citibank, she was also responsible for Marketing and Decision Management for Latin America for one year. She also worked in consumer goods for 11 years at Procter & Gamble in different countries (Germany, Canada and Brazil) in different product categories (Detergents, Hygiene and Cleaning Products, Cosmetics and Diapers), and at Johnson & Johnson in Brazil for over two and a half years. She joined Natura Cosméticos’ Board of Directors in 2016 and is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of Natura &Co Holding S.A., chairwoman of the Organization and People Committee and Strategy Committee of Natura &Co Holding S.A. Carla currently also holds the position of an independent member of the board of directors at Arco Platform Limited (Ed Tech).
Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou is the former Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Estée Lauder Companies – ELC, responsible for Marketing Excellence capabilities for the entire portfolio of the 30+ brands of ELC, globally. She was reporting to the CEO and was a member to ELC’s leadership team. During her 11 years with ELC she led the “digital first” transformation of the company. Before joining Estée Lauder, Ms. Garinois-Melenikiotou spent 27 years with Johnson & Johnson, where she held leadership positions in seven countries, including Global President of Beauty EMEA, President J&J France, and Global President for Strategy and New Growth. She was one of the architects of the J&J Beauty Global Business Unit and led the creation of the J&J consumer company in France. Georgia was appointed as a director of Natura &Co Holding’s Board of Directors in 2021. Ms. Garinois-Melenikiotou serves as an External Independent Director at Inspire Medical (NYSE: INSP) and Pulmonx (NYSE: LUNG). Originally from Greece, Ms. Garinois-Melenikiotou holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from National Polytechnic of Athens and an MBA from MIT Sloan. She attended MIT Sloan as a Fulbright Scholar and she is currently a board member of both MIT Sloan and One-t-World Fulbright.
Mifano has a degree in Business Administration from the Business Administration College of the Getúlio Vargas Foundation of São Paulo (FGV-SP), 1972. He is currently an independent member of the board of directors of TOTVS S/A—since 2017, of Pacaembu Construtora S/A—since 2018. In all three companies, he also coordinates the respective Audit Committees. Additionally, he is and an advisory director for Pragma Patrimônio Ltda—since 2009. From 1994 to 2008 he was CEO at BOVESPA—Bolsa de Valores of São Paulo and CBLC—Companhia Brasileira de Liquidação e Custódia and later, in 2008 and 2009, he was Chairman of The Board Of Directors of BM&FBOVESPA—Bolsa de Valores Mercadorias e Futuros S/A. He was also an independent director of Cielo S/A, from 2009 to 2021, SEB Educacional S/A, Isolux Infrastructure S/A, Baterias Moura S/A, Âmbar S/A and member of the Committee for Sustainability of Banco Santander Brasil S/A. On an international level, for approximately 8 years, he was member and vice-president of the executive committees of WFE—World Federation of Exchanges and FIAB—Federación Latino Americana de Bolsas. Before 1994, he was an executive and officer in financial institutions in Brazil. At Natura Cosméticos, he is an independent member of the board of directors—since 2017, having worked as consultant of the Audit, Risk Management and Finance Committee of Natura S/A—from 2009 to 2016. Mifano is currently an independent member of the Board of Directors of Natura &Co and Executive Chairman of the Audit, Risk Management and Finance Committee. Currently, Mifano holds the following positions in other companies or organizations from the voluntary sector: (i) member of the Fiscal Council of the Arapyau Institute; (ii) member of the Fiscal Council of CIEB—Innovation Center for Education (Institute). In the past, he was (iii) member of the Fiscal Council of Natura Institute, (iv) president of the Board of Directors of IBGC—Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance and (v) member of the Fiscal Council of Amigos da Poli (Institute), and (vi) member of the Advisory Board of RAPS – Political Action Network for Sustainability (Institute)
Maria Eduarda Mascarenhas Kertész has thirty years of global experience in the health, wellness, & beauty space. She was President of U.S. Skin Health & Beauty at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, leading a portfolio of iconic skin and haircare brands, including global brands like Neutrogena® and Johnson’s®. Maria Eduarda was appointed as a director of Natura &Co Holding’s Board of Directors in 2023. At Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Maria Eduarda served as President of U.S. HealthE and, before moving to the United States, she spent her career with Johnson & Johnson Consumer Brazil and held different roles including Marketing Director for Brazil, Vice President of the Baby and Beauty Global Business Unit for Latin America, and then President, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Brazil. She is also founder of the WLI Chapter for Latin America, a member of the HOLA ERG, Johnson & Johnson Diversity and Inclusion North America Advisory Board, and served as a Board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Brazil, and a founding member of the “Mulheres do Brasil” group. Maria Eduarda sits on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors at the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) as well as Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW). Maria Eduarda earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo and a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard Extension School.
Board Skill Matrix
|Finance or Accounting
|Expertise in accounting, auditing, or related financial areas.
|Sales, Marketing & Branding
|Experience in marketing, sales management and in building or development of brands.
|Experience in defining objectives and strategic plans and monitoring their execution.
|Awareness of innovations with the potential to influence the business.
|Digitally savvy and able to contribute to the company’s digital initiatives and strategies.
|Experience or a deep understanding of global markets, particularly Latin America, and exposure to diverse political, cultural and business frameworks.
|Experience in senior leadership positions in large and/or companies relevant in their industry.
|Legal and Regulatory
|Experience in legal and regulatory frameworks.
|Expertise in matters related to environment, social and/or governance.
|Risk and Compliance
|Experience in risk management and prevention frameworks and/or Compliance.
|Experience managing/supervising complex supply chains.
|People Management and Organizational Design
|Experience in talent development and organizational structures.
|Experience or deep knowledge of the direct selling model.
|Indústria de bens de consumo - Beleza e saúde
|Experience or deep knowledge of the beauty and health segment of the consumer goods industry.
|Self-awareness of your emotions and empathy towards the emotions of the other; ability to maintain emotional balance and prioritize thoughtful solutions in adverse situations.
|Ability to establish and encourage efficient, transparent and objective communication between team members and management.
|Identification with the Company's values
|Familiarity and identification with the Company's values, including ethics, objectives and reason of being.
*Skills considered in the directors’ recruitment process – subjective assessment of the Company.