Speaker’s Bio

Ignacio J. Diaz

Managing Director Emergpharmalink

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Broad experience in multinational/multicultural environments and significant achievements in international pharmaceutical & other healthcare projects.

Worked in big pharmaceuticals (Roche, Sanofi) and middle-size (Qilu, Faes) in Spain, France, Germany, and South East Asia. Founder of a fast-growing specialized consulting company with a successful track of more than 150 projects developed in APAC, MENA, Europe, and LATAM since 2008.

Used to lead cross-functional and cross-cultural teams, I am a strong motivator and project. driver. I can work in Spanish, English, and German, keeping a good understanding of French and Catalan. I have a powerful international network of decision-makers belonging to almost all relevant pharmaceutical companies, with more than 35.000 Linkedin 1st line connections. Writer and lecturer on biosimilars.

Recently I successfully managed a project for the evaluation of a full portfolio (more than 100 SKUs) for 7 South East Markets. This project included regulatory & commercial assessment, competition, pricing and partner profiling.

Diego Sala

Managing Director Siam Trade Development Co., Ltd.

Greater Bangkok, Thailand

Humanistic studies, a pluriennal experience in International Commerce, and last seven years in Regulatory Sector after the foundation of Siam Trade Development, Thai firm focused on proget startups in Healthcare sector.

From 2016 I deal daily with most of Authorities in Thailand, supporting the market entry of my Company’s Customers. From the budgeting to the incorporation, from strategy to licensing, from regulatory to logisitcs, we cover all the needs of new projects in Thailand.

During my experience I followed healthcare companies (but not only in this sector) in their market creation, facing and solving all the bottlenecks that are typical of a new project.

As speaker, I attended conferences and workshops in the sector of Cosmetics (Korean Cosmetic Association, China, Singapore Cosmetic Association), Food (China), Dietary Supplements (China), Herbal medicines (Chiang Mai and Phuket).

I’m 56, Italian Passport, I speak Italian, English, French, Spanish and a “survival level” of Thai.