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Keshan Gunasinghe



Keshan Gunasinghe

Keshan Gunasinghe

Director, Global Beauty R&D (Asia-Pacific)

Johnson and Johnson Consumer

Why I'm a JPAL

Passionate about helping start-ups build their business. I also want to learn from them on how they work and challenges they face.


As Director of Beauty Research and Development, Keshan Gunasinghe leads the Beauty Care R&D team in Asia-Pacific for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies. In this role he oversees the innovation pipeline and is responsible for the expansion of NEUTROGENA®, CLEAN & CLEAR®, AVEENO®, DR CI:LABO® DABAO® & JOHNSONS ADULT®. Kesh is a native of Australia and joined the company in 2002.

Prior Roles:

  • Global R&D Leader for Neutrogena: Developed R&D Strategy and Innovation strategy for Neutrogena globally
  • Franchise R&D leader for Neutrogena & Clean & Clear: Rolled out Neutrogena Hydro Boost, Fine Fairness & Deep Clean in Asia-Pacific
  • Formulator Asia-Pacific Beauty Care R&D (Singapore): Formulated products in Asia-Pacific for Neutrogena, Clean & Clear. Helped establish the new R&D Centre in Singapore
  • Formulator Asia-Pacific Baby Care R&D (Sydney): Formulated products for Johnson’s Baby


"Do or do not. There is no try" 


Fun fact:

I am an avid and published photographer.