Mexico Health Summit Speakers 2016
Juan Gallaga has been the Commissioner for Sanitary Authorization at COFEPRIS since 2013. In that position he has established strategies for the authorization of sanitary registers and has reduced registration times by 80 percent, as he cut the backlog for registration requests by 60 percent. He was also the Director of the Guanajuato State Laboratory for Public Health for almost 15 years. He has a Medical degree from the University of Guanajuato, a specialty in Clinical Pathology from the Autonomous University of Puebla and a Master’s degree from the University of Guanajuato.
Antonio Prida is a founding partner of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, S.C. (Mexico), the oldest New York law firm with a presence in Mexico, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. He received his law degree from the Free Law School and is also admitted as a foreign legal consultant before the Supreme Courts of New York and Texas. He has represented international firms within the health industry in Mexico and Mexican companies doing business internationally. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Bar Association, Vice-President of the National College of Lawyers of Mexico, Deputy to the Executive Committee of the International Association of Lawyers and President of the Mexican Commission for Human Rights.
Alejandro Alfonso is Director General of ABC Medical Center since 2007. He previously served as Finance Director and Deputy Director General. In 2009, he was selected to represent Mexico in the 2010 Eisenhower Fellowship Program. He twice headed the National Association of Private Hospitals (ANHP) and is a member of the Valencian Ophthalmological Institute and the governing board of FUNSALUD, among others.He is an ITAM accounting graduate with a diploma in Hospital Strategic Planning. He earned his Master’s in Economics and Business from Anahuac University.
Guillaume Corpart is the Managing Director of Global Health Intelligence. With over 15 years’ business consulting experience, Mr. Corpart supports life-science companies in their growth plans throughout Latin America. Global Health Intelligence developed the world’s largest hospital demographics database focused on Latin America, with profiles on over 12,000 hospitals in the region and coverage in 11 countries. In 2011, Mr. Corpart was awarded the Prix Releve Excellence from l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales and in 2014 Mr. Corpart received the Outstanding Business Award from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Mexico.
Jaime Cervantes has been the Director General of Vitalmex since 2007. He was cofounder and member of the medical committee for research and development of the first device for ventricular assistance in Latin America. His leadership has been fundamental for Vitalmex’s growth strategy over the past few years that has positioned it as a leader for integral medical solutions. He has a degree in Graphic Communications from La Salle University and multiple postgraduate studies in marketing, leadership and senior management from IPADE, ITAM and ITESM.
Rafael Navarro is the Medical Director of ISSSTE. He previously served as an Affiliated Doctor in Otolaryngology, Chief of Otolaryngology Service, Subdirector of the National Center at ISSSTE and Medical Director of the National Center at ISSSTE. He is a member and founding partner of many medical associations including the Mexican Society of Civil and Military Otolaryngology, the Mexican Society of Rhinology and Facial Surgery. He has been a Professor of the Otolaryngology course at UNAM since 1999. Rafael Navarro graduated in Surgical Otolaryngology from UNAM and specialized in Otolaryngology at the Central Military Hospital.
Max Saráchaga is Amgen’s Mexico Medical Director. Previously he served as Governmental Relations director at Merck Mexico and the Medical Director of Abbott Mexico. He also worked as a clinical research physician for women’s health at Eli Lilly. He has a degree in medicine from UAM university and obtained his specialization in Gynecology and Obstetrics from the National Medical Center La Raza. As part of his medical training he completed an undergraduate placement in the Hospital Carlos Luis Valverde Vega in San Jose, Costa Rica. In addition, he earned a diploma in metabolic bone diseases.
Román Rosales has been Undersecretary of Medical Services and Consumables of Mexico City since 2013. He is a member of the Internal Medicine College of Mexico and the Postgraduate Doctors’ College of the Mexican Social Security Institute. He is also a professor at the Medicine Faculty of UNAM. Román Rosales previously worked in several areas of social security including in the National Hospital Division, in National Coordination of Donation and Organ, Tissue and Cell Transplants and in the Division of Health Consumable Labelling. He has a Master’s in Health Services Administration.
José Campillo has been Executive President of FUNSALUD since 2014. He previously worked for the Health Ministry as Deputy Minister for Regulation and Sanitary Promotion. He was general Consul of Mexico in Sacramento, California and head of Mexico’s environmental protection agency PROFEPA. He sits in the administrative council of Bancomext.He has a Law degree from UNAM and postgraduate studies in Economic Development at the University of Birmingham, a diploma in planning and economic development from Cornell University, and a diploma in senior management from IPADE.
Fabián Bifaretti joined SportsWorld as Director General in July 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in administration, sales and marketing. For over 18 years he worked with Telefonica International, where he last served as Director General of Telefónica Móviles Mexico (Movistar). He graduated in Public Accounting from the National La Plata University of Argentina. In his current function he combines professional activity with his passion for sports. He has participated in various marathons, triathlons and Ironman races and also in the Sierra Tarahumara Ultramarathon.
Roberto Tapia is the CEO of the Carlos Slim Foundation. He worked at the Ministry of Health for 24 years. He is a member of the Permanent Advisory Board of the Mexican Society of Public Health, the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the National Research System. He belongs to the advisory board of the University of California’s Mexico Initiative and the International Task Force for Disease Eradication at The Carter Center, among others.He is a Medical Doctor from UNAM with Masters in Science and Public Health from Harvard University and a Doctorate in Sciences from UNAM.
Christian López is the Partner for the Pharmaceutical Sector and Life Sciences at Baker McKenzie Mexico and part of the executive committee of the Pharma Group for Latin America of Baker McKenzie International. He heads the Mexican Association of Sanitary Law and Regulation and belongs to the Food and Drug Law Institute International Committee and the Consulting Council of Latin American Research on Biological Products, among others.He graduated as a lawyer from ITAM and has a Master’s in Biotechnology and Ethics and a PhD in International Life Sciences Regulation from Sheffield University.
Cecilia Moreno is the Associate Director of Clinical Management at PPD. She has 21 years of experience in clinical research and joined PPD in 2008. She has worked as Chief of Nursing and Nursing professor at the National Institute of Cardiology and also worked as Clinical Manager and Clinical at Merck Sharp & Dohme. Since 2014 she has overseen PPD Mexico´s operations as Country Manager.She has an AD in Nursing from Hospital Español’s Nursing School, a Major in Pedagogic Nursing and Health Care Administration in 1985 from the IPN and earnt a Bachelor in Nursing in 2006 from UNAM.
Gabriela Allard has been President of the Mexican Diabetes Association since 2010, a Systemic Configurations therapist since 2005 and an educator in diabetes for the Autonomous University of Mexico since 2000. She has generated strategic alliances for the advancement of health programs in public and private institutions centered on the prevention and control of diabetes mellitus.She has also worked on promoting healthy habits in the fitness industry through programs aimed at patients with chronic diseases, and diabetes prevention detection and awareness for corporate partners.
Carlos López has been the Director General of Medix since 2006. Since then, he has been in charge of globalization and implementing the company’s strategic plan. Before this, he was Vice President of Operations and Finances. He was previously Joint Director General of Administration and Finances at BIRMEX. He collaborated with CAPUFE and served as Head of Administrative Services at the Health Ministry, where he participated in the implementation of the Budget, Programming and Accounting System. He graduated in Economics from UNAM and was awarded the Gabino Barrera medal.
Misael Uribe is the Chairman of the Board of Médica Sur, a member of the governing body of INMEGEN and a member of the INCan trust. He has received 35 prizes for his work in research and teaching, had been a visiting professor at 78 universities and has participated in 15 symposiums of the National Academy of Medicine. He is a member of 15 medical societies and in addition to contributing to numerous journals, has edited 33 books. He has a medical degree from the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas and completed his postgraduate studies in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UNAM.
Alexis Serlin has served as the President of the Executive Council of Novartis Mexico since August 2012. He is responsible for leading the business strategy for Novartis in Mexico. Within Novartis he has occupied key positions for the company’s development in Latin America. He also acted as General Manager for Novartis in Western China from 2010 to 2012. His previous experience includes stints at Procter & Gamble and BBVA. He graduated in Economics from the University of Buenos Aires and has sat multiple courses on leadership, administration, marketing, sales and trading.
Rogelio Villarreal is an ophthalmological surgeon with a specialty in refractive surgery, cornea and cataract surgery from Harvard Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine and Bascom Eye Institute. He pioneered visual treatments such as laser thermokeratoplasty, intraocular lenses for myopia correction, intrastromal lenses for hyperopia correction and Excimer laser. He was a professor in ocular laser surgery techniques, certifying over 100 students around the world and the first to use Holmium laser technology for the correction of hyperopia and presbyopia.
Miguel Lombera heads the Mexican Society of Public Health after joining in 1992, working as affiliation director, General Secretary and Vice President. He worked in the public sector as Director of Epidemiological Emergencies, Director General of the National Laboratory of Public Health and Director General of Environmental Health, among others. He is a surgeon from UNAM, specialized in applied epidemiology by the Ministry of Health and with diplomas in public health management, senior management of public entities and the special program of senior management.
Xavier Valdéz is the General Manager of IMS for Northern Latin America, providing information and consulting services in Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Guatemala. He joined IMS at the beginning of 2007 and is based in Mexico City. He has held several management positions for the company including Venezuela General Manager and Mexico Consulting Director. He also worked for Deloitte Consulting Group as a consultant for eight years.He has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Systems from ITESM. He also earned an MBA from IPADE and a Master’s in Finance from ITESM.
Chris Thompson has 24 years of business experience in Mexico. He earnt his marketing degree at the Argentine University of Business Administration. He is a bicultural executive with 30 years of experience in marketing, sales, business development and has acted as a General Manager in consumer, OTC and pharma companies.He joined AMIIF three years ago after serving as Vice President and Managing Director at Quintiles. He was a partner at consultancy Global Pharma Strategies and held top management positions in companies such as TEVA, Schering Plough, Stafford Miller, Quaker Oats and Colgate Palmolive.
José Alarcon is a PwC Mexico Partner, leader of the Health, Pharma & LS Advisory services. He has more than 30 years of experience as business advisor. The team he coordinates focuses on building trust in the health sector and helping clients solve its problems in the healthcare sector. He is a PhD candidate in Public Management, with a thesis on Bioclusters from Anahuac University, where he is a teacher and faculty member of the health management Master’s degree. He also holds a Bachelor with honors in computer science and an MBA from ITESM and graduated from the Harvard Business School IT program.
Blanca Mendoza has headed health sector international promotion at ProMéxico since April 2014, after joining the agency in 2008, specializing in export plans for companies in the food, drinks, pharma and medical device industries. She previously worked at Bancomext as Vice Commercial Advisor of Mexico for Italy from 2000 to 2002 and Vice Commercial Advisor for the UK from 2002 to 2006.She has a Management degree from Anahuac University and on in History from UNAM. She obtained a Master’s in Arts at London’s Birkbeck College and a Doctorate in History at UNAM.
Angela Spatharou is a Partner at McKinsey in Mexico City and leads the Health Systems and Services Practice in Mexico and Latin America. She previously served as a leader of the UK/EMEA Healthcare practice. She also heads McKinsey’s global Advanced Analytics services on Behavioral Health and Long Term Conditions, working with leading health systems across North America.She obtained a Doctorate from the University of Cambridge, where she was an Onassis Foundation Scholar. She is a Governor of the London School of Economics and a member of the LSE Audit Committee.
Luis Ferrari del Sel has 16 years of experience in healthcare systems of Argentina, Chile and Mexico, of which six years were spent as a country manager. He works for Dräger since 2005, acting as Modality Manager, Care Area Manager for Critical and Preoperative care, Marketing Manager and Country Manager for Chile before becoming Country Manager for Mexico in 2014.He is a Biomedical engineer from UNER in Argentina and attended ESE Business School at the University of the Andes in Chile. He also has a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Development in Chile.
Francisco Morales joined 3M over 17 years ago in the dental division, acted as Oral Care Director and is now Country Business Leader, a position from which he leads health expertise in 3M Mexico. He relocated to St Paul in 2004, where he occupied regional and global positions in the 3M ESPE division, acting as the Business Development Manager for the Latin American Disease Prevention division. Currently, Francisco Morales has managed to consolidate a team of over 100 people who bring the science and technology of 3M to hospitals, odontology, orthodontics and food safety, among others.
As Executive Mexico Zone Manager for GE Healthcare since 2015, Mario Amadio is responsible for executing the business strategy of GE Healthcare in Mexico, understanding the market and maintaining client focus. He joined GE in 2002 as Commercial Director for GE Healthcare in Mexico and since then he has held several leadership positions in Europe and Latin America with the company. He has a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Entre Rios and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from CEMA, and also attended IAE Business School's Top Management Program.
Alejandro Paolini became the Managing Director at Siemens Healthineers MesoAmerica in 2013. Before that, he spent 15 years at Philips in a variety of positions including CEO at Philips Mexico and General Director of the Healthcare Sector, CFO of the New Business Integration Group for Healthcare Latin America, Corporate Internal Audit head and Senior Audit Manager in Internal Audit. He also spent four years working in external audit at Ernst & Young. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the National University of Mar del Plata and has a postgraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Buenos Aires.
Mikel Arriola took the helm as Director General of IMSS at the behest of President Enrique Peña Nieto, having previously served as Commissioner of COFEPRIS from December 2012 to 2016. In 2007 he joined the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit where he served as Advisor to the Minister, General Director of Revenue Planning and Chief of the Tax Legislation Unit at the Deputy Ministry of Revenue.He graduated as an attorney from Anahuac del Norte University and holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from LSE, as well as a Master’s in Law from the University of Chicago Law School.