Our team

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Our team

Medichem is made up of a team of +450 talented and passionate international staff devoted for doing what they love.
A perfect match!

Our team members are made up of a range of different profiles that make a perfect tandem. They all have diverse backgrounds and talents, but we all have the same values: 100% dedicated to excellence.

They have the spirit of self-improvement and the skills that make Medichem a successful, integrity and reputable company. 17% of our team works in R&D, while 13% works in Quality. 5% in Legal, IP and Regulatory. On the other hand, 52% of the team are University Graduates while 16% are PhDs.

All of them committed and working hard to provides innovative, social & sustainable solutions (APIs and FDFs), because we are responsible for the impact we generate, creating trusted partnerships with our clients.

Meet our Management Team

PABLO ÁLVAREZ

CEO

Pablo Álvarez, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO), assumed the role in April 2024. With extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry across multiple continents, including pivotal roles at Almirall, AstraZeneca, BMS, GSK, and McKinsey, Pablo brings a proven track record of leadership and success.

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His academic credentials include a PharmD, a PhD Summa Cum Laude, and postdoctoral experience from MIT, complemented by business management studies at IESE Business School in Madrid. Pablo’s strategic vision and commitment to excellence align seamlessly with Medichem’s mission, promising a bright future of growth and innovation under his leadership.

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JOSÉ LUIS RODRÍGUEZ

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

COO of Medichem since 2015, José Luis is responsible for all FDF and API operations across our four manufacturing sites in Spain, Malta and China. He is in charge of production, development, engineering and many other aspects of the business.

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With degrees in chemical and industrial engineering, and three master’s degrees (PDD, MBA and H&S), José Luis is ideally qualified for his current position as Medichem’s chief operations officer. Previous positions include head of engineering, engineering and maintenance, and technical operations director, but he currently oversees and unifies the work of the API and FDF teams.

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ANA MARTÍ

GENERAL COUNSEL & IP

As legal counsel and director with Medichem since 2001, Ana has been responsible for the legal aspects, including intellectual property and regulatory, for many years, and enables the development of our business strategy.

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Ana’s experience in the industry spans around 25 years, including ten years managing teams of diverse backgrounds. In 2016, she received the European Counsel Award, followed a few months later by the Global Counsel Award for Regulatory (Non-Financial Services). She has co-authored a book on pharmaceutical marketing, is a member of the Barcelona Bar Association and member of the Executive Board of Medicines for Europe.

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Carlos Rodriguez

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER

At Medichem since 1998, Carlos brings years of expertise as both area and business units manager and since 2015 has been responsible for all API and FDF sales operations for the generics units.

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With more than 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, Carlos is passionate about the pharmaceutical market and about building trustworthy relationships with our customers and professional partners, sharing his customer-oriented vision and experience with his sales and marketing teams. He holds a BSc in analytical chemistry and an MBA, both from Barcelona.

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Natalia Palanca

NATALIA PALANCA

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Natalia has been leading HR operations for nearly two decades in multiple industries and countries, and has degrees in psychology, business administration and human resources management.

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Joining Medichem in the spring of 2016, Natalia has, with her team, redefined the HR strategy as a pillar of the new company vision, mission and strategic roadmap. She enthusiastically leads the cultural transformation and its impact upon the company’s performance and employment branding. She studied in both the Netherlands (MBA, Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Spain (degree in psychology and master’s in human resources management, Universitat de Barcelona).

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CRISTINA GONZÁLEZ

CHIEF FINANCIAL & IT OFFICER

Cristina Gonzalez joins us with a wealth of experience in finance and IT and with more than 15 years in the pharma industry. Throughout her career, Cristina has dedicated herself to the finance function, honing her skills and expertise in various esteemed companies

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She has held pivotal roles at Arjowiggins, Almirall, Grupo Indukern, and most recently, Lluch Essence. At the latter two companies, Cristina served as Financial Director, contributing her insights as a valued member of the Management Committee. Cristina holds a degree in Business Administration and Management from the University of Navarra, complemented by an MBA from ESSEC Business School.

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FABIANA D’ ANIELLO 

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Fabiana recently joined our Team as Chief Scientific Officer. With over 20 years in pharmaceutical R&D, Fabiana’s diverse roles, including Head Drug Development, R&D Director, and R&D Project & Portfolio Management Director, have provided her with extensive pharmaceutical industry insights.

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She has overseen drug development across various areas and serves as a mentor at IESE Business School. Fabiana holds a PhD cum Laude in Organic Chemistry from Louis Pasteur University and has completed management programs at IESE and ESADE.

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MARIONA SENIS

QUALITY DIRECTOR

Mariona joined Medichem as Quality Director in 2019. She leads and motivates the company’s ongoing drive to promote a culture of quality at every level and increase efficiency.

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She brings more than 25 years of pharmaceutical experience to the role, having worked initially in R&D before taking on roles in quality assurance and quality control. She has expanded her skillset and understanding further by working for periods in diverse areas including demand analysis and resource management. She also holds APICS qualifications in supply chain management. Mariona is currently implementing her knowledge of LEAN continuous improvement processes to help Medichem remain a leader in quality. Mariona holds a degree in biology (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona).

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JAUME RODÓ

CHLORHEXIDINE BUSINESS UNIT DIRECTOR

Jaume has been a manager in clinical diagnostics and pharmaceuticals for almost 30 years, and brings a fresh perspective to Medichem, which he joined in 2017.

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Since the summer of 2017, Jaume has overseen the newly created chlorhexidine business unit at Medichem. Having defined its development strategy, he has consolidated an efficient workgroup between his sales department and those of quality, regulatory and production to meet and maintain our customers’ expectations with highly reliable and professional service. Jaume holds a degree in biology (Universitat de Barcelona) and an MBA from the ESADE Business School in Barcelona.

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Meet our Board of Directors

ELISABETH STAMPA

CHAIR OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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JOSE LUIS STAMPA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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CRISTINA STAMPA

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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