Roberto Marques is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Group CEO of Natura &Co, a purpose-driven and customer centric beauty group of iconic brands including Avon, Natura, The Body Shop, and Aesop.
Roberto joined Natura in 2016, and in 2017 became the Executive Chairman of the Board, leading the transformation of the Natura &Co Group to a true global, multi-brand, omnichannel business with a unique direct to consumer, relationship selling approach, following the acquisition of The Body Shop, and more recently Avon Inc. Before that he served as EVP / President for North America at Mondeléz International, and for over 25 years Roberto worked for Johnson & Johnson, serving as Company Group Chair for North America and holding Senior Executives Global roles in Beauty, Baby, Personal Product, Over-the-Counter and Medical Devices, working and living in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, United Kingdom, and the United States.
He is a Board Member of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, and serves as its sole representative from Latin America. He has served as Board member to the Consumer Health Care Products Association (CHPA), to Enactus, the world’s largest experiential learning platform, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Brazil-U.S. Business Committee in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is currently a member of the USTA Foundation Advisory Board, and at Natura &Co he collaborates with key international stakeholders and leads the group’s work in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s).
Roberto was born in São Paulo, Brazil, studied at Colégio Santa Cruz and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo (FGV-SP). He studied postgraduate programs at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. With a passion for music and sports, a drive for accomplishment and connection, Roberto places a great value on the power of human relationships both in life and in business.