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Learn from and meet face to face with top experts in life sciences

News published on: May 13, 2019

Over the years, BIO Latin America has featured amazing speakers from around the world and from all key sectors of the life sciences industry, who have made our conference successful by sharing with our delegates their insights and knowledge.

To give you a better idea of what you can expect from our program, we have listed below some of the highlight speakers of past editions.


  • Adam Monroe, President, Novozymes Americas
  • Andreas Baumann, Director for Global Early Development, Bayer
  • Andrew Robertson, Director for US Regulatory Policy, Merck & Co
  • Andrew Simpson, Scientific Director, Orygen Biotecnologia
  • Atul Thakrar, President, DSM Biobased Products & Services
  • Bernardo Gradin, Chief Executive Officer, GranBio
  • Filipe Teixeira, Legal Director, Syngenta
  • Hadyn Parry, CEO, Oxitec
  • Heraldo Marchezini, CEO, Biomm
  • Hubert Guarino, General Manager for Brazil, Sanofi Pasteur
  • John Biggs, R&D Director Latin America, Dow
  • John Melo, President & CEO, Amyris
  • Juan Conde, General Manager for Brazil, Baxalta
  • Kelly Anderson, Director of International Policy, GIPC
  • Marco Billi, M&A/Corporate Venture, Eurofarma
  • María Eugenia Sánchez, Regional Director Clinical Ops Latin America, Lilly
  • Maria Paula Marques, VP for Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Allergan
  • Marité Prieto, Regulatory Affairs, Safety and Compliance Director, Amgen
  • Om Arora, Latin America Regional Head, Pfizer
  • Rogerio Ribeiro, SVP Emerging Markets, GSK
  • Sekhar Boddupalli, President, Intrexon Crop Protection
  • Sridhar Gopal, International Head of Business Development, AbbVie
  • Tom Luby, Head of JLABS @ Texas Medical Center, Johnson & Johnson Innovation


  • Alan Vanderborght, CEO, Kybora Emerging Markets
  • Andrew Callaway, Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking / Deutsche Bank
  • Fernando Reinach, Managing Partner, Fundo Pitanga
  • Fred Aslan, Vice President, Venrock Associates
  • Gabriela Cezar, CEO & Principal Partner, Panarea Partners
  • Guilherme Emrich,
  • Guillaume Sagez, Managing Partner, Performa Investimentos
  • Jayme Queiroz, Investment Officer, Apex-Brasil
  • Roel Collier, Principal, TPG ART
  • Thomas Gerlach, Director, BBI Financial


  • Carolina da Silva, Coordinator of the Biotechnology Sector Council, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (Uruguay)
  • Dámaso Pardo, President, INPI (Argentina)
  • Evelyne Rodríguez, Minister for Latin America, ProMéxico (Mexico)
  • Jailson Andrade, Secretary of Policies and Programs of Research and Development, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (Brazil)
  • Jimena Morales, Director, General Health Council (Mexico)
  • João Paulo Pieroni, Head of the Health Complex Department, BNDES (Brazil)
  • Lino Barañao, Minister for Science, Technology & Innovative Production (Argentina)
  • Luiz Otávio Pimentel, President, INPI (Brazil)
  • Marco Antonio Fireman, Secretary of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs, Brazilian Ministry of Health (Brazil)
  • Rafael Moreira, Secretary of Innovation and New Business, Brazilian Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (Brazil)
  • Renato Porto, Director, ANVISA (Brazil)


  • Alexandre Alonso, Deputy Head of Technology Transfer, Embrapa
  • Bob Blouin, Dean, University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Carlos Gil Ferreira, Coordinator of Clinical Research, Brazilian National Cancer Institute
  • Claudio Terra, Director of Innovation & Knowledge Management, Hospital Albert Einstein
  • Eliseu de Oliveira, Program Scientific Manager of the National Cancer Institute – Chemical Biology Consortium, Georgetown University
  • Luiz Fernando Reis, Research Superintend, Hospital Sírio-Libanês
  • Marcelo de Franco, Vice Director, Innovation and Development, Butantan Institute
  • Mark Crowell, University of Virginia Innovation
  • Rodrigo Correa, VP of Research and Biological Collections, Fiocruz
  • Xavier Soberón, General Director, INMEGEN (Mexico)

Don’t forget to come back here soon to check the list of confirmed speakers for the 2019 edition! And make sure to guarantee your spot at the conference!

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