Scientific Committee

The members of this committee are responsible for all the scientific content featured at the Forum.

Francisco José Aranda

Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Cinfa 

Degree in Pharmacy, Master in Pharmaceutical Industry and Specialist in Industrial Pharmacy. Over 15 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry nationally and internationally, in management and Technical Operations. Currently Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Cinfa Laboratories SA .

Jaime Pey Sanahuja

General Director of The Spanish Association For The Self-Care Products (Anefp)

Mr Pey holds a Degree in Business Administration and a Master Degree from the university of ESADE.

He began his professional career in the pharmaceutical sector in a company called Sanofi, moving on to Bayer, where he worked as Pharmacy Sales and Marketing Director.

In November 1997, he joined the Agency Olgilvy One as deputy general director, and a year and a half after he became director of OTC Division of Novartis, a job that he held for five years until his  incorporation into Zambon as general director for the Iberian Peninsula, where he has remained until September 2012.

Since November 2012 he manages the Spanish Association for the self-care products (anefp).

Vicenç Castell Gimeno

Production Director at Kern Pharma

Mr Castell holds a Degree in Pharmacy (University of Barcelona) and a Master Degree from the IDEC-Pompeu Fabra University .

Working in pharmaceutical industry the last 20 years for Companys as Solvay Pharma, Boehringer Mannheim, Hoffman-la-Roche and Kern Pharma SL.


Amalia Avilés

Technical Director AESEG 
Large experience in the management of Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs in Spain and Portugal. Experienced in: Quality Assurance, Market Access, and Institutional Affairs.
- Technical Director AESEG (Spanish Association of Generic Drugs)
- Director of "Regulatory Affairs" (Spain and Portugal) and Technical Director Sanofi Pasteur MSD
- Director of "Regulatory Affairs" DuPont Pharma (now absorbed by Bristol Myers Squibb)
- Director. Regulatory Affairs and Institutional Relations. Servier Laboratories S.A
- Pharmaceutical Consultant (freelance)
- Director of the Registration Department and Pharmaceutical Technical Director . Pharmaceutical Laboratories Beneyto Berenguer SA (absorbed by Prodes, lately absorbed by Almirall)
- Technical Director of the cosmetics laboratory Dermatrofine Spain Laboratories, Inc.

Ignasi Biosca

CEO of Reig Jofre Group
Telecommunication Engineer by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and 
Télécom Paris (France), his passion and entrepreneurship have defined his career both during his 
early telecommunications and online marketing period and later in the pharmaceutical industry.
Currently CEO of the pharma family business Reig Jofre Group, his early career was marked by the 
interest in new technologies and computer networks. After his MBA at IESE, Barcelona, which 
allowed him to perform part of his academic curriculum at the University of Berkeley in California 
in the late 90s, and live the dot com bubble there, he joined Media Contacts Spain as CEO, the 
Internet advertising division of Havas Media Group and later became COO of the worldwide 
network of digital media agencies in 23 countries.
In 2007 he joined Laboratorios Reig Jofre, the company founded by his grandfather in 1929. Since 
then, his commitment to innovation, both internal or external through small research based 
companies as well as his focus to grow in the international markets has led the company to 
position itself as one of the leading specialized industrial groups in the pharmaceutical sector in 
the development, stabilization and manufacturing of injectable formulations as well as antibiotics. 
With a direct presence in 5 European countries marketing products in the dermatology, 
gynecology and respiratory as well as OTC products, and indirect in over 52 markets worldwide, 
and with 715 employees, total turnover in 2013 was €119 million, out of which 58% was 
international sales. 
Ignasi Biosca is since January 2014 President for CataloniaBio, the Association of Companies 
performing Research and Innovation in Life-sciences in Catalunya,  as well as member of the Board 
of Farmaindustria, and board member of several biotech startups.

Xavier Farrés Torrecabota

Operations Director of Grupo Uriach
- Since April 2013 I am developing the functions as a Operations Director of Grupo Uriach. Member of the Executive Board and in the lead of the operations worldwide (R&D, Drug Substance and Drug Product production, Quality, Supply Chain, Operational Excellence.
- From  January 2012 to April 2013 I was developing  the functions as a General Manager of Synthon Hispania S.L.
- From November 2003 to January 2012, I was in charge of the Production Management, as a Production Director in Synthon Hispania S.L., 
- From April 2001 to November 2003, I developed my professional activity as Plant Manager in Synthon Hispania S.L. 
- From 1997 to April 2001, I developed the functions of Head of Production Department at the plant of Hoechst Marion Roussell, S.A., 
- In June 1996, I started my activities in the manufacturing plant of the company Hoechst Marion Roussell, S.A.
- From August 1995 to May 1996, I worked at Divasa-Farmavic S.A., a veterinary pharmaceutical company.
- From June 1994 to May 1995, I had a Grant for Researchers Training from the University of Barcelona and "Fundació Bosch i Gimpera" 
- From June 1993 to May 1994 I had a Grant from CIRIT (Inter-ministerial Council for Research and Technological Innovation), 
- From August 1991 to May 1993, I had a research contract from the University of Barcelona and "Fundació Bosch i Gimpera".
- From January 1991 to July 1991 I had a contract as substitute professor in the University of Barcelona, Pharmacology and Medicinal Chemistry Department of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

Georg Roessling

PhD. PDA Europe
- Senior Vice President of PDA Europe since 2006
- 1984 to 2005 in different positions at Schering AG, Germany
- Head of Pharmaceutical Development of Parenterals, responsible for formulation development, process development, clinical trial material preparation, transfer to production
- Head of Global CMC Technology Office
Achievements: More than 50 patents, more than ten products developed which reached the market 
- 1983 Scientist at ENKA/AKZO: Development of polymer membranes
- 1981-1982 Post – doc Chemical Engineering Berkeley, USA. Topic: Tertiary recovery of oil
-  PhD in Physical Chemistry University Karlsruhe, Germany. Topic: Thermodynamics, supercritical gases
- 1976 Diplom in Chemistry from University Karlsruhe, Germany

Ton Capella

Chairman and CEO of Azbil Telstar SL

Ton Capella is President and CEO of the company Azbil Telstar SL, subsidiary in Spain of the Japanese group Azbil Corporation. Almost all Ton's professional career has been linked to his family founded company, Telstar. Since 1991 Ton leaded this company to become nowadays one of the top global solutions supplier of engineering, construction and validation of complete laboratories and critical facilities for research and manufacturing of medicines, and also pharmaceutical equipment design and manufacturing with its own technologies for life sciences field. With operations in Spain, China, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Brazil, United States… up to 14 countries, Azbil Telstar covers all the world. In 2013 Telstar was sold to the Japanese Azbil to have a more solid base for the future expansion of the company. The company changed its name to Azbil Telstar SL and Ton remained in the company as President & CEO. Ton received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering from ETSEIAT (Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial i Aeronàutica de Terrassa), UPC (Polytechnic University of Catalonia). He also has a Managing Development Degree in IESE (Business School of Navarra University). Ton also has the position of President of the Board of Directors of Egarsat (Work Accidents and Occupational Diseases Mutual of the Social Security).

Dra. Beatriz Artalejo

Presidenta de la Asociación Española de Farmacéuticos de Industria (AEFI).

Doctora en Farmacia, Especialista en Farmacia Industrial y Galénica y Académica Correspondiente en la RAFC. Ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en el sector farmacéutico, en el que acumula una amplia experiencia,  trabajando en diferentes laboratorios, tanto nacionales como multinacionales. Compagina su actividad en el sector privado, con tareas docentes colaborando con distintas entidades oficiales, en la impartición y organización de cursos, jornadas, etc. Así mismo, ha colaborado en la elaboración del Formulario Nacional y ha participado en varios grupos de expertos de la Farmacopea Europea. Miembro de varias asociaciones científico-profesionales y plataformas tecnológicas.

Dr. Carles Cirera y Salicio

Presidente de ISPE España

Doctor en Química Orgánica por la Universidad de British Columbia (Canadá), es actualmente Industrial Manager de la planta de fabricación de IQL- Nisshin Oillio.

Ha desarrollado su trabajo en el sector químico-farmacéutico  durante 11 años  para las firmas Panreac, Lacer  e Invent Farma. Es miembro del Comité de ISPE España desde el 2010.

Daniel Fleta

Ingeniero Químico IQS (1995), PDD IESE(06)    

Ingeniero Químico IQS, PDD IESE, comenzó su carrera profesional en 1995 como Ingeniero de Proyectos en la Industria Química. Se incorporó en 2001 a Grifols Engineering como Director del Área de Proyectos Farmacéuticos y desde 2011 pasó a ser Director General. Lidera un equipo de ingenieros que trabajan a nivel internacional en proyectos de Ingeniería Biofarmacéutica. Especializado en proyectos biotecnológicos. Miembro de la ISPE.

Emili Esteve Sala

Director del Departamento Técnico de FARMAINDUSTRIA

Licenciado en Farmacia por la Universidad de Barcelona. Farmacéutico de la Sanidad Nacional en excedencia, ha ocupado diversos puestos en la Dirección General de Farmacia y Productos Sanitarios y posteriormente en la Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios (AEMPS). Vicepresidente del Comité Consultivo del Consejo Interterritorial del SNS y Vocal del Comité de Medicamentos de uso humano de la AEMPS.

Enric Jo, PhD

Director de Planta en Reig Jofre Group

Licenciado y doctor en Farmacia por la Universidad de Barcelona, Enric focalizó su Tesis Doctoral en procesos de liofilización. Inició su carrera profesional en el Departamento de Biofarmacia  de la Facultad de Farmacia de Barcelona. Durante los últimos 19 años ha trabajado en el Grupo Reig Jofré donde, en la actualidad, es Director de Planta en Barcelona y responsable del Centro de Excelencia en  Liofilización. Con más de 50 comunicaciones (Cursos, ponencias, artículos) en España y en el extranjero sobre temas de Liofilización, procesos estériles y control de la producción. Es formador de la Agencia Española del Medicamento, así como responsable del PAT Committee de la International Society of Lyofilization y miembro del Comité de Dirección de la Sociedad; es miembro del Interest Group of Lyophilisation de la Parenteral Drug Asociation con la que colabora como speaker y organizador de meetings; es también miembro activo de la International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering.

Isidro Alastrué


Director Operaciones Químicas del grupo Almirall
Miembro del Comité de Dirección del área Industrial

Licenciado en Farmacia por la UB y Diplomado en Sanidad. Posee una dilatada experiencia en la industria Farmacéutica -Química,   ( 37 años ). Desde 2008 hasta la actualidad, Director de Operaciones Químicas del Grupo Almirall.

Joan Navales Rubio

Director de Operaciones en Esteve

Miquel Heredia Lafita

Presidente de Lapeyra & Taltavull, SA e Ingeyt, SL.

Presidente Emérito del Salón Graphispag del cual fue Presidente, así como del Salón Hispack de Fira de Barcelona.

Rafael Beaus Romero

Área Sales Manager de Telstar

Farmacéutico especializado en Farmacia Industrial y Galénica, tras 10 años de responsabilidad en Producción y Garantía de Calidad en Cusí y Alcon, pasó a dirigir la consultora SVS desarrollándola internacionalmente hasta su integración en Telstar en 2011. Ha impartido numerosos cursos y ponencias así como participado en la elaboración de artículos y libros sobre tecnología y calidad en industria farmacéutica.

Salvador Cassany Pou

Jefe del Servicio de Control Farmacéutico y Productos Sanitarios. Departamento de Salud. Generalidad de Cataluña.

Licenciado en farmacia por la Universidad de Barcelona. Máster en Salud Pública por la Universidad de Barcelona. Farmacéutico especialista en Farmacia industrial y galénica.

Desde 1991, técnico farmacéutico del Departamento de Salut de la Generalitat de Cataluña. Miembro del Comité Técnico de Inspección (CTI) de la Agencia Española de Medicamentos y Productos Sanitarios. Desde noviembre de 2002, jefe del Servicio de Control Farmacéutico y Productos Sanitarios de la Subdirección General de Farmacia y Productos Sanitarios del Departamento de Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya, servicio desde el que se lleva a cabo actuaciones de control e inspección en los siguientes ámbitos:

  • · investigación preclínica, verificación del cumplimiento de las buenas prácticas de laboratorio (BPL);
  • · fabricación industrial de medicamentos y principios activos, verificación del cumplimiento de las normas de correcta fabricación de medicamentos (NCF) y de principios activos (NCF parte II);
  • · distribución de medicamentos, verificación de las buenas prácticas de distribución farmacéutica (BPDF);
  • · ensayos clínicos y las normas de buena práctica clínica (BPC), tramitación de la acreditación de comités de ética de investigación clínica (CEIC) y verificación del cumplimiento de las normas de buenas práctica clínica (BPC)
  • · control e inspección de sistema de farmacovigilancia de la industria farmacéutica;
  • · fabricación, distribución y publicidad de productos sanitarios y cosméticos.

Santiago Alsina Carrera

PharmaProcess Scientific Commitee Director

· Degree in Pharmacy: University of Barcelona (1972-1977). Special graduation award 1977. 2nd National Award. · · Master in Production EADA
· Specialization in Pharmaceutical Tech Products.
· Master in viticulture  INCAVI
  · Degree in Projects Direction at EADA ( PMI no) 2012

Career progression:

-    Freelance Interim Operations Project Manager in Mylan. 2011
-    Industrial Operations Manager in Instant Proces S.L.  2010-2011
-    Institutional affairs and New industrial projects Director in Lacer, S.A.  2010                                           
-    General Manager EFARMES ( Group Lacer). 2009 - 2010
-    Technical Director  Nutrition&Santé (N&S).  2008 -  2009
-   Industrial Operations Director (NCH / N&S): Plant close down and Logistic outsourcing (2007 - 2008) - Nutrition &Santé (Ex-Grupo Novartis ) (2005¿ 2008) - Novartis Consumer Health (NCH) (2001 - 2005)                                            
-    Responsible for Production. Lab. Solvay Pharma. 1996 - 2000
-    Responsible for Production. Lab. Prodesfarma. 1985 - 1995
-    Director of Production. Lab. Salvat. 1982 - 1984
-    Responsible for Production. Lab. Dr.Andreu. 1979 - 1982
-    Responsible for Quality.  Lab. Perez Iborra. 1977 - 1978

Additional information:

-    President of the Industrial Pharmaceutical National Association ( AEFI ) 2005 ¿ 2008
-    President of the  Industrial Pharmaceutical Catalonian Association (AEFI) 2001 -  2004
-    Member of the board of the  Industrial Pharmaceutical Catalonian Association (AEFI) 1996 -  2001
-    Professor of the Pharmaceutical and Para Pharmaceutical Industry  Master  CESIF ( Sterile, GMP y Cleaning Validation )
-    Professor of the Food Technology Master CESIF

Carlos Maestro Linares

Board of Director Member on Ispe Spain Affiliate

Senior executive specialized in Pharmaceutical, Chemical and Industrial Markets with 27 years of experience managing Information Technology, Process Automation, and EPC Engineering, within highly competitive companies. Mecalux Software Solutions, EPCM Sperta, ASESA, TYCO Fire&Security, Gedas, Ibermática. Engineering Degree in Computer Systems by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid ETSSI and Graduated in General Management by Universidad de Navarra IESE Business School.

Jaime Mira

Technical director, Founding ICIL

SpainThecnical Director-Foundation ICIL Economist, consultancy, expert in supply Chain Management. General Manager in Credito y Docks, Cmbursa, Villar Transito y Aduanas Logistic Manager in Frigo SA(Unilever), Henkel, Corbero-Electrolux, Unitransa.


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