Jorge Larranaga

Manufacturing Division, Number Three Inc. (Japan)

Senior Manager at Number Three since 2015, Jorge has put his +10 years of cosmetics expertise in Asia at work to make Number Three the first Japanese cosmetics company to achieve GMP, Halal and COSMOS certification. Besides quality assurance matters, Jorge is also leading the development of organic products, and always looking to ways to increase the green credentials of the company on an industry famous for the lack of environmental commitment.

With an extensive knowledge of the Asian natural cosmetics market, Jorge is a frequent speaker to major Asian trade shows and conferences, having speaking at conferences in Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

Prior to joining Number Three, Jorge spent 4 years in Brisbane, Australia as Operations Manager and Cosmetics specialist at Australian Certified Organic, where he supported high profile Australian cosmetics companies to develop natural and organic formulations. Before his rewarding aussie experience, Jorge worked in Tokyo for Ecocert Japan, where he contributed to introduce to Japanese cosmetics companies the principles of Natural and Organic cosmetics.

Originally from Spain, Jorge left Madrid after obtaining a master degree in Biochemistry and Molecular biology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, to enroll in the doctorate program at the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in The University of Tokyo. After more than 10 years living in Japan, Jorge enjoys the convenience of working and living in Kobe, far from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo.

 


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