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Pharmex Advanced LaboratoriesPharmexSpain

Setting New Standards in Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition, and Personal Care,Delivering Strategically Impactful Business Services.

Pharmex Advanced LaboratoriesPharmexSpain

PHARMEX ADVANCED LABORATORIES (or “Pharmex Spain”) – a subsidiary of Pharmex SA Switzerland (or the “Group”) – is the Global Headquarters and central hub of the Group’s commercial and operations activities aimed at delivering world-class Pharmaceutical, Nutrition, Personal Care products and Business Services to  a global consumer and business clientele.

Equipped with one of Spain’s most commercially-successful OTC Pharmaceutical Portfolios, developed by legendary, Cordoban Pharmacist and businessman, Diego Pérez Gimenez, along with one of the Country’s largest Pharmaceutical Production Facilities, we are resolute in our commitment to deliver products and services of the highest standards to our customers.

Pharmex Spain is run by an international team of seasoned multi-disciplined professionals, dedicated to delivering on the Group’s promise of Quality and Service Excellence.

Pharmex Advanced LaboratoriesA Swiss Company with Spanish Origins and a Global Perspective

Setting New Standards in Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition, and Personal Care,Delivering Strategically Impactful Business Services.

Pharmex, Improving lives globally through quality nutrition and increased access to innovative healthcare

Our Strategic Objectives

To help Pharmex Group fulfill its mission by providing consumers with impactful and accessible world-class pharmaceutical, nutrition and personal care products, and by offering Strategically-impactful world-class CMO and other Business Services.

Pharmex Advanced Laboratories Management Team

Juan Carlos Santé - CEO - Pharmex Advanced Laboratories - Spain

Juan Carlos SANTE SERNACEO, PHARMEX SPAIN

With more than 25 years of senior management experience, earned in Europe and Latin America, at  leading Fortune 100 international Pharmaceutical companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, Baxter and Manarini, Juan Carlos Sante Serna brings an expansive global vision, strategic focus and  adaptive tactical approach to his role as Pharmex, Spain’s General Manager beginning Q4, 2017.

Having taught the fundamentals of the Pharma business to numerous Graduate and undergraduate students at IE, ICADE, CESIF, and Talento, and coupled with his practical experience driving value creation among senior-level management, Juan Carlos — who leads by example and team play – is now reshaping Pharmex into a successful, multi-segment healthcare leader.

A graduate of the prestigious IE Business School, where he earned an MBA, before completing a PDD at IESE, Juan Carlos additionally holds a degree in Pharmacology.

T. +34 957 271 100    F. +34 957 270 820
jcsante@pharmex.es

David Rivas López - CFO - Pharmex Advanced Laboratories - Spain

David Rivas LópezCFO, PHARMEX SPAIN

A CFO and senior finance manager with more than 20 years of experience earned at PwC Spain, Deloitte, Grupo Elsamex and Signus Ecovalor, David, who has also served as an Auditor during his tenure at Deloitte, has directly contributed to the realization of more than €500 M in turnover in activities that spanned multiple industrial sectors across Europe, Asia, LatAm and Africa.

In addition to his proven track-record of value-creating for shareholders, David brings a winning strategic vision to his role as CFO of Pharmex, along with his proven leadership abilities in managing diverse teams of multi-disciplined finance professionals charged with engineering, executing and realizing mission-critical finance strategies and objectives.

David completed the General Management Program at IESE Business School, prior to that, he received a Masters in Tax Advising from Centro de Estudios Financieros (CEF) where he is also a masters-level lecturer. He additionally earned a BA in Finance/Economics from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

A native Spanish speaker, David is additionally multi-lingual with professional-level fluency in both spoken and written English and French.

T. +34 91 064 62 57    M. +34 675 795 485
jx@pharmex.es

André Garnel Freitas - BD&L and International Business Director - Pharmex Advanced Laboratories - Spain

André Garnel FREITASBD&L and International Business Director, PHARMEX SPAIN

A trained Pharmacist, Andre brings more than 10 years of expertise in the Pharmaceutical Industry to Pharmex. He additionally has vast experience in several operational areas, from Regulatory Affairs to Business Development Activities with extensive insight into the steps required for the development, manufacturing, and registration of pharmaceutical products leading up to the licensing and commercializing of Generics and VAMs.

Andre has held many senior posts during his tenure at leading pharmaceutical and retail companies, such as Jerónimo Martins, Bluepharma, and Sandoz International GmbH, where he acquired his business development experience prior to joining Pharmex.

Andre holds a Science Degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Coimbra and has additionally done post-graduate advanced studies in Intellectual Property law, Pharmaceutical and Medical law as well as Business Administration and Management.

T. +34 91 064 62 57    M. +34 682 723 566
afreitas@pharmex.es

David Arias Gayo - Domestic BU Manager - Pharmex Advanced Laboratories - Spain

David ARIAS GAYODomestic BU Manager, PHARMEX SPAIN

Having spent the last 20 years effectively leading commercial teams and business units at prestigious pharmaceutical giants such as Pfizer Consumer Health Care, Ratiopharm, Actavis Alter (Nutribén) and Apotex, as well as serving as a Board member at a number of these institutions over the last 15 years, David has acquired a profound knowledge of Spain’s pharma industry and the companies at the leading-edge of its advances.

Well versed in the analysis and successful implementation of sales, marketing and communication strategies in dynamic environments such as OTC, Generics and Infant Nutrition, David brings his customer-centric, result-oriented strategic vision and leadership to his new role as Manager of  Pharmex Spain’s Domestic Business Unit, where he will be responsible for the design and implementation of Commercial Strategies aimed at relaunching Pharmex’s formerly highly successful (Pérez Giménez) Pharmaceutical Portfolio, while placing Pharmex at the forefront of the Spanish pharmaceutical market.

David is a graduate of Alcalá de Henares University, where he received a BA in Marketing and HR. He has additionally completed graduate-level courses in  Leadership, Commercial, Marketing, Advertising, and Communications.

T. +34 91 064 62 57    F. +34 957 270 820
davidarias@pharmex.es

Pharmex Advanced Laboratories, A Swiss Company with Spanish Origins and a Global Perspective.

Improving lives globally through quality nutrition and increased access to innovative healthcare.

Pharmex Advanced LaboratoriesPharmexSpain

“A Subsidiary of Pharmex Switzerland,built on Andalusia’s Pharmaceutical Legacy of Excellence created by Diego Pérez Giménez”

Setting New Standards in Pharmaceuticals, Nutrition, and Personal Care,Delivering Strategically Impactful Business Services.

OUR HISTORY & FUTURE

Pharmex Advanced Laboratories, A Swiss Company with Spanish Origins and a Global Perspective.

Created from a purchase in 2016, Pharmex Advanced Laboratories is built on the foundations of one of Spain’s most successful consumer pharmaceutical companies, Laboratories Pérez Giménez, S.A., founded by renowned Spanish pharmacist and entrepreneur, Diego Pérez Giménez, whose innovative healthcare solutions dominated the national market for more than 70 years starting from its humble begins at the end of the 1930s.

Originating in Córdoba, the heart of Andalusia, we are committed to transforming the regions bountiful resources into world-class pharmaceutical, nutrition and personal care products and services for the benefit of our global consumer and business clientele.

Our value proposition to our customers is built on two complementary product development philosophies that both embraces our proud past while blazing new trails to the future of pharmaceutical, nutrition and personal care:

Building on our rich past: We are resolute in our commitment to the continued innovation and evolution of the Perez Gimenez Portfolio of products and services, in the spirit of the very high standards upon which our customers’ trust was earned.

Blazing new health, nutrition and personal care trails through R&D: Driven by an entrepreneurial culture of unconventional thinkers and doers, our aim is to be a leading Business Services provider delivering world-class CMO Manufacturing and Warehousing services while developing an ever-increasing array of innovative and transformative products services through dedicated R&D that leverages our global presence and relationships.

At Pharmex Spain we believe that only when you understand and embrace your past, can you accurately map the future.

Three notable moments in the History of Pharmex Advanced Laboratories:Launch of “Calmante Vitaminado” in the 50’s; Completion of new facilities in 2009 and Acquisition by Pharmex in 2016:

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1930

Founded in Aguilar de la Frontera, Córdoba by renowned Spanish pharmacist and entrepreneur, Diego Pérez Giménez.

Development of Pharmaceuticals aimed at affordably relieving the most common illnesses.

1954

Emerges as the most powerful national Pharma thanks to its innovative development and marketing of the painkiller, Calmante Vitaminado.

1973

Relocation of company HQ to Córdoba City.

2002

Continued Portfolio Diversification with the launch of  the innovative bioequivalent generic line, CUVE®.

2006

Start construction of its 60,000 m2 world-class Córdoba Production/HQ Facilities – the largest in all of Andalusia.

Acquires a 54% stake in the Portuguese Pharmaceutical company, FARIBERICA.

2007

Creation of the pharmaceutical consultancy,  Green High Tech, S.L.

2009

Completed construction and relocation to its new production/HQ facilities in Córdoba.

2010

Company is bought by Tecris Consultors S.L.

2016

October 2016, LPG is acquired by Pharmex Advanced Laboratories – a subsidiary of Pharmex SA of Switzerland.

Pharmex Advanced Laboratories, A Swiss Company with Spanish Origins and a Global Perspective.

Pharmex Spain world-class Production Facilities

Pharmex Spain delivers the Group’s expanding list of world-class Consumer and Business Services through our 56,000 m2 state-of-the-art Cordoba, Spain Production Facilities, and via the continued development of our commercially-successful legacy Pharmaceutical Portfolio and through world-class partnerships and alliances.

BUSINESS SERVICES CAPACITY

31,000m2

MANUFACTURING:

6,500m2

WAREHOUSING & PICKING:

10,000m2

OTHER SERVICES:

14,500m2