Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the day-to-day running of our association and the Chair is the highest representative of AseBio. The assembly held in December 2021 chose the candidacy with Ana Polanco (Merck) as chairwoman and Belén Barreiro (Ingenasa), Elena Rivas (A4Cell) y Javier Terriente (Zeclinics) as the three vice-presidents. They will hold these offices until late 2023.

Imagen Ana Polanco - Presidenta de AseBio III
Chairwoman
Ana Polanco

Director of Market Access and Corporate Affairs at Merck since 2015. She is also a member of FEI (Forum of Innovative Companies), of the Board of Directors of the Digital Health Association and Dr. of the Executive Committee of CLOSINGAP.

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1st Vice President
Belén Barreiro

General Director at Ingenasa, a company specializing in biotechnology for the veterinary sector, where she began in 1994 as director of Marketing. 

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2sd Vice President
Elena Rivas

CEO at Arrays for Cell Nanodevices, SL

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3rd Vice-President
Javier Terriente

CSO at Zeclinics

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Member of the Board
Dámaso Molero

General Director at 3P Biopharmaceuticals since 2007, Dámaso Molero has extensive experience in pharmaceutical production, with 10 years as plant director at Shionogi.

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Member of the Board
Antonio Bañares

Market Access & Government Affairs Director at AbbVie since 2013. He was previously Director of Health Management and Institutional Relations at Abbott Laboratories and General Director of the company’s foundation.

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Member of the Board
Carles Domenech

CEO and Vice-president of Business Development and Licensing at AbilityPharma since 2009. In parallel, he works as a consultant for biotech projects at investment firm Kieretsu Forum Spain.

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Ignacio Urbelz

Ignacio Urbelz is CEO of the company.

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Member of the Board
Augusto Rodríguez Villa

President and CEO of AlgaEnergy, a company working to create products from microalgae. He leads R&D projects in microalgae biotechnology.

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Member of the Board
Rocío Arroyo

CEO at Advanced Maker Discovery

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Fina Lladós

General Manager of biotechnology firm Amgen for Spain and Portugal since September 2017 and a senior executive at the company since 2009.

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Member of the Board
Santiago de Torres

Executive Chairman of the Board at AtrysHealth. Torres, a physician specialising in Clinical Pharmacology, is also on the board of various social organisations.

Richard Borreani
Member of the Board
Richard Borreani

Director of Agricultural Policies and Institutional Relations at Bayer Crop Science Iberia, the agro division of the multinational, which is the third largest company in the world in products for agriculture.

 

Francesc Mitjans Prat
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Francesc Mitjans Prat

Francesc Mitjans Prat is Director of Health and Biomedicine at the Leitat technology centre.

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Carlos Buesa

Carlos Buesa is CEO of Oryzon Genomics.

Cristina Nadal
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Cristina Nadal

Cristina Nadal is Executive Policy director at MSD Spain

Belén Sopesén
Member of the Board
Belén Sopesén

Director of Corporate Affairs, PharmaMar

Christian Sánchez - JD
Member of the Board
Christian Sánchez
Antonio López
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Antonio López

CEO at Science & Innovation Link Office (SILO)

Gurutz Linazasoro
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Gurutz Linazasoro

CEO of Vivebiotech