Pragna Chakravarti


As a seasoned executive and scientist, Pragna Chakravarti brings 30 years of experience to her current position as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Research & Development at JAFRA Cosmetics International, Inc. Early in her career, Pragna Chakravarti worked as a scientist at Revlon’s Research and Development International Division in New York, where she worked with the company’s cosmetic products. JAFRA Cosmetics subsequently recruited her to join its Los Angeles office. Prior to beginning her professional career, Pragna Chakravarti completed her undergraduate degree in pharmaceutical technology at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Ms. Chakravarti continued studying at the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health at St. John’s University in New York. She graduated with a Master of Science and went on to work with Revlon. She has also completed postgraduate studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Today, Pragna Chakravarti is a key member of the executive team at JAFRA Cosmetics. She helps accomplish the company’s primary goal of creating “simple and effective,” technologically advanced cosmetics for a global marketplace by leveraging the latest, most effective scientific developments. Through her leadership, she has played an integral role in the creation of several JAFRA product lines, including the JAFRA Pro skin care line, which is endorsed by world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Randal Haworth. Ms. Chakravarti has also been involved in the development of JAFRA’s Royal Jelly, Dynamics Intelligent, Royal Body, Define Your Body, Tender Moments, and JAFRA Color product lines, as well as the company’s fragrance and suncare collections. All these products combine pure, natural ingredients with cutting-edge science to yield functional cosmetics that reflect Pragna Chakravarti’s commitment to excellence and the JAFRA Cosmetics philosophy. Ms. Chakravarti is dedicated to staying current with developments in her field. She is a member of the professional organizations Beauty Industry West and Independent Cosmetics Manufacturers and Distributors, as well as the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. 


Work History

Work History

Senior Vice President of Worldwide Research & Development

JAFRA Cosmetics



Master of Science

College of Pharmacy and Allied Health at St. John’s University

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Jadavpur University