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Malena A. Higuera (Managing Partner)


Malena is a high-level executive in the cosmetic industry who consistently builds value for employers and clients.  She has extensive “hands-on” experience in sales, marketing, R&D management, manufacturing, product innovation and international business. This is the basis for her successes in business strategy, corporate development and M & A. Working with clients, she synthesizes, then implements business solutions balancing customer demand, product performance, organizational capabilities, manufacturing constraints and financial realities. For over 25 years, Malena’s creativity and business savvy have brought success at Revlon, Coty, Honeywell, and Ajinomoto, among others. Her client and partner list include L’Oréal, Estee’ Lauder, Shiseido, P&G, Elizabeth Arden, Coty, and Unilever. She has proven her ability to deal with a myriad of cultures, adapting her philosophy of meeting objectives through teamwork and respect for all that work with her. 


BS in Chemical Engineering - Stevens institute of technology - Hoboken, NJ

MS IN Management Science - Stevens institute of technology - Hoboken, NJ

Key Positions Held

Revlon, Inc. – Vice President, Process Development and Services

Coty, Inc. - Senior Director – Process Engineering

Honeywell International- Senior Marketing Manager

Barnet Products Corp. Director of Systems + Delivery Technology

Ajinomoto USA - Director of Sales + Marketing

Pavion LTD - Director of R&D

Faberge/Elizabeth Arden - Corporate Director – Process Engineering

Revlon - Senior Process Engineer


CEO - Fortune 500 Personal Care Company  
CTO - Fortune 500 Personal Care Company
VP of Regulatory Affairs - Fortune 500 Personal Care Company. 
VP Sourcing - Fortune 500 Personal Care Company
SR. VP R&D - Fortune 500 Cosmetics Company
Director Process Development Group 
CEO - Fortune 500  Chemical company 
CIO - Fortune 500 Personal Care company 
Managing Partner - Major PE firm
Make up Artist 
President Latin American Business - Fortune 500 Personal Care Company.
President and founder of chemical company for Personal Care 
VP R & D - Contract Manufacturing Company 
Consultants- Personal Care formulation 
VP Marketing - Fortune 500 Personal Care 
Owner Founder - Indi cosmetic company 
President - Testing Lab
VP - Fragrance company 
VP - Sales chemical company

News & Articles

News Articles: Mergers, Acquisitions, & Divestitures

News about Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures, including commentary and archival articles. Published in The New York Times

News Articles: Business Development

News about Business Development and its similar articles. Published by Huffington Post.

News Articles: Process Engineering & Development

Articles about the design and operation of chemical plants. Information on a range of process manucfacturing & chemical engineering topics, from manufacturing and automation strategies to fluid handling and pumps. Published by Chemical Processing.

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