Andrea Álvares is Chief Marketing, Innovation and Sustainability Officer and member of the Executive Committee for Natura. Prior to Natura, she held General Manager, Marketing and Strategy roles at Pepsico and P&G.
Andrea is a board member of Ethos and Akatu Institutes, a D&AD Impact Council member and a Courageous Leadership Council member. She is also a founding member of Women of Brazil and is actively engaged in several female empowerment initiatives.
Andrea has been awarded Forbes Most Influential Women in Brazil, Advertising Age Women to Watch and Top 10 Female Executives by Valor Economico newspaper.
Founded in 1969, Natura is a Brazilian cosmetics, fragrances and toiletries multinational. The leader of the direct selling sector in Brazil with over 1.7 million consultants, it is part of Natura &Co, the result of the combination of the Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop brands. Natura &Co posted net revenue of R$ 9.9 billion in 2017.
Natura was the first publicly traded company to receive B Corp certification, in December 2014, underscoring its transparent, sustainable performance in the social, environmental and economic dimensions. In 2017, Natura was included in the FTSE4GOOD index, which recognizes companies with strong environmental, social and governance practices. In the same year, was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the fourth year running. It was also recognized as one of the most ethical companies in the world in 2018 by the Ethisphere Institute. In June 2018, Natura was a pioneer in receiving a new international certification from UEBT (Union for Ethical BioTrade) for its systems of ethical supply of ingredients in Ekos-branded products.
The company has operations in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the United States, France, Mexico and Peru.