Carolos Sezões
Dr. José Barata-Dias, ELS Solutions Advisory Board
Diogo Sousa Martins
José Azevedo, ELS Solutions Advisory Board

“We are not here for good enough.
We are here for good. “


We aim to be an essential reference for access to innovation in the pharmaceutical market and its growth engine in Europe and Latin America.


We work daily, in a deliberative way, to offer time and innovation to our clients, in the form of anticipation of launches, full M&A, fast, agile and sharp new business and efficient registration of new products.


We work with external and internal clients based on these values.

Our certifications

Certification ISO 13485
Infarmed Logo ELS Solutions Partner

About our leadership

ELS Team - Founder Dr. Diogo
  • Board Advisor, Certified in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Companies
  • +22 years as an executive in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Industry
  • Former CEO & President of several Pharmaceutical Companies in the USA, EU, and Brazil
  • President of the Health and Pharmaceutical Committee at OPCR, 2018-2021
  • (Portuguese Observatory of Compliance and Regulatory)
  • Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Lisbon
  • Founder of the Pharmaceutical Internationalization Management course at the University of Lisbon
  • Inventor of 5 PCT patents
  • Post-doc in Ocular Pharmacology, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ph.D. in Ophthalmology, Unifesp, Brazil
  • MSc in Strategy, UCP
  • MBA in Marketing, UCP
  • Postgraduate in Competitive Analysis, ACI/Harvard
  • Pharm. D., University of Lisbon, Faculty of Pharmacy
  • +150 oral presentations at international conferences
  • Winner of the CAPES award (granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology)

Meet our management team

Dr. José Barata-Dias, ELS Solutions Advisory Board
Dr. José Barata-Dias

Member of the Advisory Board

Graduated in Marketing Management, with more than 30 years experience in management functions related to the Healthcare Sector.  After having held various positions in Multinational Pharmaceutical, MSD, Roche, Schering-Plough and Nycomed (Takeda), he is currently Commercial and Marketing Director at Tecnifar. He was President of Markinfar (Portuguese Association of Marketing and Sales Professionals of the Pharmaceutical Industry). He is certified by APPM as Senior Marketing Professional and Certified in Coaching by ICC. He is also a lecturer in Executive Masters at CESIF and European University.

ELS Team - Dr. José Azevedo, Member of the Advisory Board
Dr. José Azevedo

Member of the Advisory Board

Graduated in Business Organisation and Management. Partner and Senior Advisor at Eurogroup Consulting,since 2011. Until 2009, he was a Partner at Deloitte (Consulting Division). He was also a European Member of the Steering Committee Global Quality & Risk Management and Senior Manager of Price Waterhouse (Consulting Division), between 1989 and 1997. Between 1982 and 1987, he was Senior Consultant at the same company and Planning Director at SOVIAL, AVIS Rent-acar, between 1987 and 1989. He was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SPEA, between 2010 and 2016.

ELS Team - Filipe Fonseca, Regulatory Associate
Filipe Fonseca

Regulatory Associate

Pharmacist with a background in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Integrated Master’s in Pharmaceutical Sciences) began his experience in Registration and Regulatory Affairs at Solvayfarma.​With solid knowledge in the areas of Medical Cannabis (Licensing) and Medical Devices.

ELS Team - Marcela Tomanini, Senior Sales Associate Brasil
Marcela Tomanini

Senior Sales Associate Brasil

Graduated in Pharmacy from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, she has experience in drugstore and homeopathic laboratory with a focus on drug dispensing and pharmaceutical manipulation.

ELS Team - Sarita
Sarita Sanchez

Senior Sales Associate Spain and LATAM

 Graduated in Pharmacy from Universidade Católica, has worked for 15 years in the regulatory pharmaceutical market. Graduated in entrepreneurship and worked as a manager in the regulatory area of a group of national pharmaceutical distributors, after merging the group, she founded the pharmaceutical consultancy Regulamenta.

ELS Team - Mafalda Oliveira, Logistics & Customer Service Manager
Mafalda Oliveira

Logistics & Customer Service Manager

Master in Logistics at Instituto Superior Técnico.Experienced in the Healthcare sector with a focus on Logistics, Operations and Process Optimization to drive efficiency and productivity across the Organization.Implementation and standardization of procedures always in search of continuous improvement and high performance of the business units. Expat experience having lived in Hong Kong for a period of 7 years.

ELS Team - Leonardo Abreu, Senior Sales Associate International
Leonardo Abreu

Senior Sales Associate International

Graduated in Pharmacy from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie. Undertook a Scientific Initiation with a FAPESP grant from UNIFESP. He has developed innovation projects in the area of ​​medicines and food, and has experience in pharmaceutical services, regulatory affairs and pharmaceutical commercial. He currently serves as Senior Sales Associate.

Ovidio Micuci - CFO LATAM
Ovídio Micuci


Certified Accountant, brings together more than 40 years of experience in accounting, taxation and financial management, in small and medium enterprises. At ELS Solutions, Micuci is responsible for the financial department in LATAM.

Sandra Baptista - CFO Europe
Sandra Baptista

CFO Europe

Graduated in Business Organization and Management, with over 25 years of experience in accounting, taxation, auditing, account consolidation and business management.

ELS Team - Catarina Redondo, Senior Project Manager Associate
Catarina Redondo

Senior Project Manager Associate

Pharmacist with background in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Began her professional career in the Medical Affairs area at GlaxoSmithKline and later at Viatris/Mylan, acquiring solid knowledge in several therapeutic areas, such as Vaccines, Cardiovascular, Otoneurology and Gastroenterology. Specialization in Medical Affairs and Medical Marketing.

Dr. Luís Sepúlveda, Global Legal Counsel Associate
Dr. Luís Sepúlveda

 Global Legal Counsel Associate

Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and Post-Graduated in Corporate Finance from the same University. He was Senior Legal Advisor at a Technology company and Lawyer at Schiappa Cabral & Associados and Lisbonlaw. He currently practices law and is ELS’ Global Legal Counsel.

Main differentiating factors of ELS Solutions

Sense of urgency offering customization and innovation to our customers
Consulting certified by ISO 13485:2016
Internationalization of companies with a strong presence in the EU-LATAM axis
Customization of our services according to customer needs
Extensive global regulatory knowledge
Strategic advisory company for the Pharmaceutical, Health and Wellness Industry.

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Our offices

ELS Solutions Portugal

Europe Headquarters

Rua dos Ciprestes N.º48, 2nd floor
Edifício Office – Office Building
2765-623 Estoril

ELS Solutions Brasil

LATAM Headquarters

Alameda Santos, 2441
Conjunto 62
CEP 01419-101 Sao Paulo

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