ELS Team - Dr. José Barata-Dias, Member of the Advisory Board
ELS Team - Founder Dr. Diogo
ELS Team - Dr. José Azevedo, Member of the 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
  • +23 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)
  • Master in Strategic Negotiations, Harvard Business School, US

Meet our management team

ELS Team - Dr. José Barata-Dias, Member of the 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 (European University and CESIF) and Postgraduate courses (Catholic University). He is currently on the Advisory Board of ELS Solutions and is an Executive Coach at Lead & Coach. As a volunteer, he is a member of the Executive Committee of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation.

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. He is the author of numerous publications on various management topics and a regular contributor to the press.

ELS Team - Filipe Fonseca, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Senior Associate.

Filipe Fonseca

Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Senior Associate

Pharmacist with a background in Pharmaceutical Sciences, he began his experience in the RA & QA area at Solvayfarma in 2007. He has consulting experience for the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of regulations, quality, production and materials management. He has solid knowledge in the areas of Medical Cannabis (Licensing, Technical Management, Quality Assurance and project development) and Medical Devices (Licensing, Medical Device Regulation, ISO 13485).

ELS Team - Rafael Neves, Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Rafael Neves

Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Master in Human Nutrition from the University of Brasília (UnB) and a specialization in Regulatory Affairs from the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPOG). He has been working in the food sector for over five years, advising national and international industries on product and company regularization processes, evaluating formulas, drawing up labelling statements, analysing technical documentation, producing opinions and feasibility reports, among others. He has accumulated a number of career achievements, including the approval of more than four new compounds for use in food supplements in Brazil.

ELS Team - Fellipe Gimenez, Senior Sales Associate International

Fellipe Gimenez

Senior Sales Associate International

Graduated in Pharmacy from Mackenzie Presbyterian University, he has experience in pharmaceutical care and dispensing, as well as providing high-quality pharmaceutical services. He has contributed to innovation by developing an ointment with bromelain for the treatment of diabetic ulcers, demonstrating creative and technical skills. In the commercial arena, she has accumulated 3 years of experience, being responsible for effectively conducting strategic meetings, ensuring proactive and personalized follow-up with clients. She currently leads the Backoffice team, where she strategically manages prospecting and international customer follow-up.

ELS Team - Leonardo Abreu, Manager ELS Brazil

Leonardo Abreu

Manager ELS Brazil

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.

ELS Team - Ovídio 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 Brazil.

ELS Team - Vinicius Coelho, Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Vinicius Coelho

Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Lawyer from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, Pharmacist and Biochemist from Universidade São Paulo (USP). He has more than 6 years’ experience in the field, with a focus on advising national and international industries on the regularization of products and companies. As a member of the first Pharmaceutical Health Law Center in Brazil, he actively participated in legal and regulatory strategies. He has developed an article with the Biodirectory and Biosafety research group at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, linked to CNPq, in order to reflect the legal and regulatory nuances of Brazilian legislation.​

ELS Team - Pedro Salgado, Commercial Associate & Project Manager Officer

Pedro Salgado

Commercial Associate & Project Manager Officer

Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, he has three years’ experience in the field, standing out for his dynamic and proactive work in the commercial sector and in client relations. Throughout his professional career, he has demonstrated the development and implementation of innovative commercial strategies, resulting in a significant impact on business results. He is currently Project Manager Officer for the ELS group.​

ELS Team - 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.

ELS Team - Larisse Micuci, Finance Director

Larisse Micuci

Finance Director

Accountant, specialist in business management and behavioral economics. She has been working in the business consultancy area for 18 years and has brought her experience of working in market consultancy with the country’s major food service industries to her accounting work. At ELS she works as an accountant, carrying out budget, financial and tax analysis and planning.​

ELS Team – Sarita Sanchez, Senior Sales Associate Spain and LATAM

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-Mafalda Brighton, Marketing Associate

Mafalda Brighton

Marketing Associate

Master in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Between 2019 and 2020, she joined the multimedia department at LisbonPH, contributing to initiatives that enhance visual and digital communication in the pharmaceutical sector. She currently plays a key role in ELS’ marketing department, where she applies his multidisciplinary knowledge to develop innovative and effective strategies.

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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