Lucilene Prado

She has worked for almost 30 years in the areas of business law, especially in the areas of tax, commercial, corporate reorganizations, and corporate governance, with a strong focus on the sectors of industry, retail, and consumer goods, having spent her career in auditing and consulting, industrial, commercial and service companies and law firm.

She worked in the Tax and Legal Departments of large national companies, including Natura Cosméticos S.A. where she was Legal Director until March 2014 and Technical Consultant to the Audit and Risk Management Committee until 2015.

May 2014 she joined FM/Derraik Advogados as a partner responsible for the practices of Tax Law, Labor, and Third Sector, where she works both in the formation of departments, structuring of operations and planning, sector studies as well as in judicial and administrative tax litigation. dedicated in the last 3 years to projects that involve the impact analysis of tax reform proposals.


  • Specialization Course in Administration and Corporate Governance Advisor at IBGC. Participated in the APG – Amana-Key Advanced Management Program.
  • Post-Graduate Degree in Tax Law at IBET.
  • Law Degree from the Universidade de Ribeirão Preto.

Professional Associations

  • Professor at Insper.
  • Member of the Statutory Audit Committee of Ouro Fino Saúde Animal S.A.
  • Consultant to Baruel’s Finance and Risk Committee.
  • Board Member of Instituto Semeia.
  • Member of the Fiscal Council of Instituto CPM – Cidadão para o Mundo, of the Fiscal Council of RAPS.
  • Chairman of the Fiscal Council of Instituto Natura.
  • She was President Director of the Brazilian Association of Direct Selling Companies – ABEVD and Director of the Union of Perfumery and Toiletries Industry of the State of São Paulo – SIPATESP.
  • She was a member of the Council of the Business Movement for the Economic Development of Women (+ Mulher360), of the Ethos Platform Guidance Council, and of the Council of the Fiscal Studies Nucleus of FGV, founded in 200


  • Expertise in the investigation, analysis, and evaluation of tax reforms and systems in several countries in order to advise sector entities in dealings with the Brazilian Tax Reform, whether in the taxation of consumption or income.
  • Analysis of the impacts of tax reform proposals on various sectors of the economy and construction together with economists for suggestions for improving the measures under discussion.
  • Responsible for the Natura Group’s tax management for 14 years, which allowed optimization of the consolidated tax burden (Brazil and abroad), risk mitigation as well as success in relevant tax litigation.
  • Relevant performance on foreign trade issues, especially tax incentive management.
  • Expertise in several projects for the implementation of industrial plants (greenfield), logistics networks, and procurement optimization, as responsible for all tax, legal and institutional aspects with the control and inspection bodies.
  • Implementation of Natura’s corporate governance process, going public in 2004 and follow-on in 2009 and in the internationalization process.
  • Responsible for planning the protection of the legal status of the direct sales model in Brazil (tax, social security, and labor aspects).
  • Extensive experience in succession and estate planning, especially in family businesses.
  • Participation as a legal advisor in tax, finance, risk management, audit, and governance committees.


  • Portuguese
  • English

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