Sales Team Latin America
Gonzalo Llerena BA
General Manager Latin America
Gonzalo Llerena is a multidisciplinary executive with extensive experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry and HR Consulting in Latin America, structuring and organizing Commercial Operations areas, driving growth and profitability through the construction and development of functional teams to work in matrix organizations.
Prior to CENTOGENE, he worked for the German pharmaceutical companies Merck Serono and Grünenthal as Regional Director Commercial Excellence Latin America, leading, developing and
implementing key Sales & Marketing Excellence processes to increase revenues and develop efficiency programs.
Previously Gonzalo was Managing Director and Commercial Manager for Adecco (world's leading provider of HR solutions) and Operations Manager in import/export processes as Customs Broker.
Gonzalo Llerena holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Católica Santa María, Perú.
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Maria Piques PhD
Country Manager Brazil
Maria is an international scientist with extensive experience in molecular genetics/genomics and the application of high-throughput technologies for gene sequencing and data analysis. Utilizing her background and experience, she is responsible for the
Brazilian genetic market for CENTOGENE.
Maria joined CENTOGENE in 2015 to support business development in Brazil and manages marketing and sales activities. A native Portuguese speaker, she utilizes her scientific and multicultural background to serve and build a long-lasting network of customers to continuously drive sales.
Maria studied biology in Portugal/Italy and graduated with an MSc in biology, focusing on molecular genetics, from Portugal’s University of Minho. Her interests in genetics, genomics, and bioinformatics led her to Germany, where she gained her PhD in natural sciences at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne.
Following her doctoral studies, she spent over ten years working as a scientist in Germany, first at the University of Freiburg and then at the Max Planck Institute in Potsdam. Her work focused on studying gene regulation at the transcript, protein, and metabolic levels using a systems biology approach and was part of multiple international collaborative research projects that resulted in highly cited publications.
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Regional Manager South Latin America
Daniel Gartenhaus has twelve years’ experience in executive
positions in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. He has strong knowledge of business development, strategic planning and marketing with a solid finance background.
Prior to CENTOGENE, Daniel served as Director at LYNKS Life Science Services and Regional Business Analysis Manager at Grünenthal Regional Head Office. He worked as Business Development Manager at Sandoz (Novartis Group). Previously, he held various positions at Korn Ferry International and Lufthansa Service Group.
Daniel holds a Business Administration degree from the University of Buenos Aires and a Master’s in Business Administration from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and English. He has lived and worked in Latin America and Europe.
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Regional Manager México
Arturo Castellanos has twenty five years’ experience in sales
positions in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industry. He has strong knowledge of sales, planning and customer relationship background.
Prior to CENTOGENE, Arturo served as Regional Manager North West at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and Senior Clinical Scientific Associate at Synageva and Genzyme Sanofi in México. He worked as well as Regional Manager in 3M Pharma and other sales positions in other pharmaceutical companies like Rimsa, Columbia, Ciba Geygi (Novartis) and Rhone Poulenc Rorer.
Arturo holds is a Veterinary Physician Zootechnist from the
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
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