Ricardo Gaminha Pacheco

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Entrepreneurial MD with clinical experience in Public and Private Healthcare who became a Pharma & Biotech Executive, where in the last decade or so, have held multiple roles of increasing responsibility and leadership levels at National, Regional European and Global levels in worldwide renowned Pharmaceutical & Biotech companies such as Novartis, AstraZeneca and Roche, having more recently taken a portfolio career approach, kickstarting independent entrepreneurial, investor and consultant projects of my own, being Co-Founder of NeuroSov, Partner at BSG Pharmaceuticals, Founding Investor of CORE Angels and Founder of NextGeneration MD Consulting.

Main Skills

Extensive experience in Clinical Practice, Clinical Research and in the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology area. Innovatives Medicines Development & Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialist.

Master of Business Administration by the Lisbon MBA and Professional Certificate of Entrepreneurship by MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Business Development
  • Partnering
  • Fundraising
  • Business Model
  • Innovation
  • Clinical Research
  • Strategy and Scenario Planning
  • Clinical Development
  • Medical Affairs
  • Pre-launch and Launch Strategies
  • Business Angel Investing

Areas of interest for mentoring

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Pharma & Biotech
  • Medicines Development
  • Business Development
  • Innovative Business Models
  • Innovation Management
  • Medical Devices & Equipment
  • Market Access & Reimbursement Strategies
  • Regulatory
  • Medtech/Healthtech
  • Digital Health

Motivation to be a mentor

Augment translation of R&D efforts, increase the number of patents, foster the creation of more spin-off companies, boost biomedical innovation and bring disruptive technologies to the market, exporting leading scientific technologies to the world.


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  • E-mail;
  • Online.