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Marcelo do Ó is a Managing Director and Partner in L.E.K. Consulting’s São Paulo office. He has more than 20 years of experience in both the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries and in management consulting. He also has experience in the retail, healthcare, metals & mining sectors. He specializes in competitive strategy development, growth strategy and M&A.
Mr. do Ó has deep expertise in Brazilian pharmaceutical marketing, having spent eight years with Novo Nordisk, where he was general manager of Brazil and then operations director for Latin America and head of emerging markets strategy for the company. He also served as the Brazil country president for Sandoz where he was responsible for all lines including oncology, biologics, prescription and generics. Marcelo began his consulting career at Accenture and McKinsey & Company in Brazil, and was an associate partner at Monitor Group in São Paolo. During his consulting career, he directed strategy and operational improvement projects for biopharma and basic materials clients, including integrating two global pharmaceutical companies in LATAM. During his tenure, he also conducted strategic and commercial due diligence for a private equity client.
Mr. do Ó earned a B.S. degree in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering from Pontfícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.