Mexico Health Summit 2017 Preliminary Speakers
Dr. José Narro graduated with honors as a surgeon from the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and studied Community Medicine at the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has been General Secretary, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at UNAM and was Rector between 2007 and 2015. He has been General Secretary of the IMSS and Subsecretary of the ministries of Interior and Health. He was named Minister of Health on Feb. 6, 2016.
Ignacio García-Téllez has over 21 years of experience in the health industry, working as a consultant, public functionary and executive in the private sector. He has worked on market access projects for both the pharmaceutical and the medical devices sectors, and has developed projects such as cost analysis for the hospital industry. He joined KPMG in October 2016. He obtained his Master’s degree in public policy planning from the London School of Economics.
Peter Kroll has over 30 years of experience in consulting and business transformation in
Europe, Asia, the US and Latin America. During this time, he specialized in the pharmaceutical,
aerospace and automotive industries. Kroll has extensive experience in managing digital
transformation projects for international business and ERP. He has led teams of over 650
consultants. Kroll joined Everis in 2016. He studied systems and computational engineering at
the University of Hamburg and got his MBA at Kellogg Northwestern University and INSEAD.
Francisco Corpí has over 16 years of experience as a technology consultant in the healthcare
industry and over nine years of experience in sales management. Currently, he is the Latin North
Director of Research Solutions Sales for Elsevier, where he manages the P&L and the growth
strategy for the product portfolio. Before joining the company in 2014, he worked at GE Healthcare
and Philips Healthcare. Corpi is an industrial engineer from the Tehnológico de Monterrey.
Marcos Pascual has been the commercial director for ANAFARMEX since its foundation in 1997, developing business models to benefit the pharmacies that are members of the association. Previously, he worked in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry and as a consultant for companies doing business with pharmacies in Mexico. He studied management at Del Valle University (UVM) and later obtained a Master’s in administration with a specialty in strategic commercialization from the same university.
Antonio Carrasco has over 17 years of experience in strategy design, product and process innovation for telecommunications, editorials, banking and government services. He has developed several state-of-the-art electronic products. Carrasco has been a speaker and consultant for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Federal Reserve and the Mexican Ministry of Exterior Relations, among other agencies. He gained his Master’s in administration at the London School of Economics. He is currently the CEO of PLM.
Arturo Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience in the clinical research industry. He is the current President of the Alliance of Contract Research Organizations of Mexico (ACROM), which aims to strengthen and represent the national industry. He is also the CEO and Founder of Infinite Clinical Research (ICR). He holds a degree in biochemical engineering from the National School of Biological Sciences at IPN and a Master’s in business administration and specialization studies from the Golda Mair Instiute and UNAM.
Karen Hahn has over 17 years of experience in clinical research, during which time she has been a CRA, a Project Manager and Country Head and Clinical Operations Manager and Program Director. She has experience working both for pharmaceuticals and CROs, and has been working for ICON Clinical Research for the past seven years. She obtained a Bachelor’s in pharmacy from UNAM and has a Certificate in International Business from the University of Dublin, and another on Principles and Practices in Clinical Investigation from the National Institutes of Health.
José María Ostos is an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, where he focuses on
pharmaceuticals and health systems across Latin America and other emerging markets. Before
working with the Mexico City team, he worked in New Jersey for six years, gaining experience in
strategy, M&A, commercial excellence and operations. He has a Bachelor’s in chemical engineering
with a minor in biotechnology from Iberoamericana University and an MBA from the University of
Marco Antonio Navarrete is the Subdirector of Health Services for PEMEX, the third-largest health institution in Mexico. Over the course of his career he has held several government positions, including National Coordinator for Subrogated Medical Services and Medical Service Coordinator for the Guadalajara area for PEMEX. Navarrete has taught at several university institutions. He is a surgeon from UNAM and has a specialization in general medicine. Navarrete holds a Master’s in health service administration from Cuauhtemoc University.
Rafael Maciel has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, having worked in multinational companies such as Upjohn, Boehringer Mannheim, Roche Biotech and Almirall Prodesfarma. He has 10 years of experience in the generics industry in Apotex. Currently he is the Medical Director of the company, President of the Mexican Association of Generics Medicines and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association. Maciel is a surgeon and has a Master’s in clinical pharmacology.
Luis Gutiérrez has been the Director General of the National Institution of Geriatrics of the National Institutes of Health since 2009. Previously, he worked in hospitals in France and Mexico, for government institution DIF and has taught a variety of classes. He is a member of 25 societies and has participated in over 400 conferences. He studied medicine at La Salle University, specialized in nutrition at UNAM and in geriatrics at Grenoble. He earned his Ph.D in Bordeaux.
Vanessa López was named Neurology PVU Head LATINA of UCB in April 2016, where she has
worked since 2012 as manager of various CNS lines. She previously worked as the CNS Line
Manager for Armstrong, Product Manager for glaucoma products within the ophthalmology
section at Allergan and respiratory infection Product Manager for AstraZeneca. She has
a diploma in business management from the Tecnológico de Monterrey and a diploma in
Xavier Valdéz is the General Manager Mexico and Central America of QuintilesIMS where he develops, supports and delivers consulting solutions for healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and institutions. Before the merger of the two healthcare giants, he worked at IMS Health across Central and South America. He also worked at Deloitte for over eight years. Valdéz has a degree in engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey, as well as a Master’s in finance and an MBA from IPADE.
Gerry Eijkemans has been the Mexico Representative for the WHO and PAHO since February 2016. Previously, she acted as representative for the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos. Globally, she led the WHO’s occupational health program. During her career, she has been particularly active in the development of tobacco legislation and strengthening nontransmissible disease policies. She has worked in over 70 countries. Eijkemans has a medical degree from the University of Nijmegen and a Master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins University.
Rafael Gual has over 36 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has previously worked as Executive Director of AMIIF, Executive Vice President of the Latin American Federation of the Pharmaceutical Industry and as a Shareholder and Board Member of the IFMPA. He was also Executive President of the National Association of Medicine Manufacturers. In the public sector, he has acted as the Director General of Medicines for the Inter-Ministerial Commission for the Pharmaceutical Industry (CIFA).
Martha González has 20 years of experience working in cognitive and analytical support solutions for business processes. She spent 16 years at SAP working across business lines before her current five years at IBM Watson. In her current position as leader of IBM Watson Mexico, she is in charge of boosting cognitive computation to create new markets, transform industries and help clients explore new business models with cognitive solutions. She studied information systems at Iberomericana University and finance for non-financiers at IPADE.
Maarten Pouw is the Director General of DSM Sinochemicals Mexico. He holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from the Rotterdam School of Management and a CEMS Master of International Management. In 2006, Maarten joined DSM Anti-Infectives as Product Manager in the Netherlands. In 2011, he relocated to the US to set up the North American sales office. In addition, he has performed various roles within marketing and business development, supporting the commercial area of Europe/America.
Juan Pablo Solís is the Vice President and General Manager Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean for Becton Dickinson (BD). Previously, he acted as Operations Director at the Cuautitlan plant, where he led growth, consolidating the plant as BD’s largest manufacturing operation in the world, and was Latin America Supply Chain Director. He has an MBA from IPADE and a Master’s in engineering, a Master’s in science and a degree in mechanical engineering from the Tecnológico de Monterrey.
Germán Fajardo has been Dean of the School of Medicine at UNAM since 2016. Previously, he worked in several hospitals, including Mexico City’s General Hospital where he was Subdirector of Undergraduate Teaching. He has been Deputy Minister for Integration and Development at the Ministry of Health and from 2013 to 2016 he took charge of the unit of Education, Research and Health Policies at IMSS. He graduated from La Salle University as a surgeon and specialized in ophthalmology at UNAM. He also has a Master’s in senior management.
Paulino Decanini is the Executive Vice President of SisNova. Originally a surgeon from UANL, he worked at the IMSS for over nine years before founding Primedic in the early 2000s, a company specialized in general medicine and focused on prevention. He was Director of MiDoc, and entered SisNova as Director for Major Medical Expenses and Health Policies in 2014. He has a Post-Doctoral degree in surgery from the University of Minnesota and a degree in AD 2 from IPADE.
Omar Viveros has over 20 years of experience in the Mexican insurance market. He
entered Willis Towers Watson in 2014, where he now acts as Director of Health and
Benefits for Mexico. Over the course of his career, he has designed, implemented and
administrated many benefit programs for employees. Previously he was Director of
Zurich Life. Viveros graduated as an actuary from UNAM and earned his Master’s in
actuarial sciences at Anahuac University.
Paul Doulton has been working in the healthcare and veterinary industries in Latin American markets for the last 50 years. He has 25 years of experience in advisory for the pharmaceutical industry with Oriundo. Previously, he worked as Division General Manager for Wellcome operations in several countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Doulton has written for the Financial Times and The Economist. He
has an undergraduate business degree from Sheffield and an MBA from the University of North Carolina
Marcos Martínez is the Co-founder and Head of Technology at Fligoo, where he oversees the company’s technological efforts, directing activities in the US and Argentina. He began his work in the computer world at the age of 12 and at 16, he developed and commercialized SysManager, a software aimed at optimizing Windows for inexperienced users. It received more than 250,000 downloads in Latin America and Martínez received Microsoft certification as a software developer. He was also named Argentinean of the Year 2005. In 2013, he founded Fligoo with his partners, Lucas Olmedo and Juan Cruz Garzon.
Rocío Alatorre is the Commissioner of Risk Assessment and Management at COFEPRIS. She was previously the coordinator of the Master’s in Environment Health at the National Institute of Public Health and was part of the Leadership for Environment And Development (LEAD) training program from the Rockefeller Foundation. She has had a long career in public and environmental health, holding positions in the federal government. She has an undergraduate degree in biology and a Master’s in science from UNAM.