Novartis, USA

Compliance Head for Latin America and Canada, Oncology

Venezuelan lawyer, specialized in corporate, commercial and labor law, with more than 16 years of experience in corporations, both family and multinational companies, in consumer/retail/wholesale, distribution, services, franchise systems and since 2009 in the pharmaceutical industry, especially within the area of Legal services, litigation, intellectual property and Compliance. In 2003 he succeeded in establishing all the legal framework for trademarks, contracting and procedures of a recognized pharmacy chain in Venezuela, in 2006 he joined Brinks Venezuela, as the main responsible for consultancy, litigation (civil, criminal and labor) and collective bargaining, managing to make significant changes to the labor processes in the company and reduce litigation in more than 50%, in 2009 enters Roche Venezuela as Legal and Chief compliance Manager, where he had the opportunity to implement the compliance program within the organization, especially the Policy for interactions with healthcare professionals; in 2012 joins Novartis Venezuela to create the Legal and Compliance Direction, which organized as an area of corporate services for all Group Divisions (Oncology, OTC, vaccines, Sandoz Alcon), including not only legal and Compliance, but communications ( internal and external) and public affairs, repositioning the company’s image as a healthcare partner among main stakeholders, structure that remains until now; since January 2015 is responsible for the area of Legal and Compliance to Sandoz Mexico, where he had the opportunity to relaunch the entire compliance program based on self-management, efficiency and risk management, and establishing a new level of legal services in the area positioning as a reliable as a business partner. Since June 2018 Compliance Head for Latin America and Canada at Novartis Oncology, USA.