Our greatest asset
Our team members have the can-do spirit and skills that made Medichem successful and a reputable company in the pharmaceutical industry.
We empower our team members to create the sort of innovative and reliable solutions our customers depend on, and help Medichem work smarter and more sustainably.
No matter where you look across our global operating sites — in Spain, Malta, China or in the USA — our first priority is a safe, inclusive and supportive environment for our employees. One that puts our team members first.
OUR TEAM VALUES
The values of our organization and our team are reflected in the working standards we strive to achieve and the principles that unceasingly support our team’s efforts. They are the essential cornerstones of Medichem’s team building, the foundation of our success and the key to our future.
Meet our Management Team
CEO & MEMBER OF THE BOARD
Elisabeth joined Medichem in 1996 and has been CEO since 2016. She has gradually transformed the company from a pure API company into a successful, integrated API+FDF developer and manufacturer.
With more than 20 years in the industry, and thanks to previous roles as managing director with Medichem and Combino Pharm, Elisabeth has a deep understanding of our business units and of the industry. She ensures that Medichem stays at the forefront of innovation while paying close attention to environmental sustainability. Elisabeth holds a BSc in pharmacy from the Universitat de Barcelona and an MBA from Esade Barcelona, is a member of the Instituto Químico de Sarrià (IQS) in Barcelona and sits on advisory boards of family-owned companies. She represented the European Fine Chemicals Group at the GDUFA II (FDA) negotiation table.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
CHIEF FINANCIAL & IT OFFICER
Cristina recently joined our team. She is responsible for global finance controlling as well as information systems strategy, ensuring its valuable contribution to Medichem’s growth.
With more than 30 years of professional experience in auditing and consulting, luxury, FMCG and renewable energy, among other fields, Cristina has gained a broad knowledge, not only of finance and IT, but also general management, purchasing and supply chain. Cristina holds a degree in economics and a master’s degree in information systems integration from the Universitat de Barcelona. In addition, she completed a management development program at IESE Business School. She is accredited as a board member of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce.
CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Jordi started his career within a division of Medichem over 20 years ago. He now brings an outstanding background of R&D and leadership skills honed in several companies, further enriching the talent pool of the Medichem family.
Jordi holds a degree in pharmacy from the Universitat de Barcelona and an executive MBA from the EADA Business School. He has focused his 20-year professional career in positions mainly related to R&D: director of pharmaceutical development, innovation, R&D, production and licensing in various pharmaceutical companies, including Combino Pharm, one of our divisions.
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.
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).
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.
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.
A Board of Advisors from different disciplines and international executive backgrounds complement the strengths and expertise of Medichem´s in-house leaders. They bring broader management knowledge and unique perspectives to our growing organization.