São Paulo, Brazil — March 11, 2014 — L.E.K. Consulting, a global management consulting firm, announced today that it has appointed Marcelo do Ó as managing director and partner, to help lead its São Paulo office and the firm’s biopharmaceutical and life sciences practice in South America.
“Marcelo’s addition to the L.E.K. partnership will both continue to strengthen our South American presence and complement our global expertise in biopharmaceuticals and life sciences,” said Peter McKelvey, president of L.E.K.’s Americas region. “Serving the multinational needs of our clients is paramount to our mission, and we are thrilled to have Marcelo as part of our team to help achieve this goal.”
Mr. do Ó brings to L.E.K. a combined 20 years of experience and leadership in both the pharmaceutical industry and management consulting. He joins L.E.K. from Monitor Group Brazil, where he was an associate partner. Prior to joining Monitor, he held various leadership roles at Novo Nordisk, including general manager of Brazil, operations director for Latin America, and head of emerging markets strategy. He also served as the Brazil country president for Sandoz, where he was responsible for all lines including oncology, biologics, prescription, and generics.
“Marcelo is a rare individual who knows the Brazilian biopharmaceutical and life sciences industry thoroughly, and who has significant capabilities in business strategy, M&A, and operations,” said Mauricio França and Paulo Vandor, L.E.K. Consulting managing directors and São Paulo office heads. “His breadth of skills, experience, and insight will be extremely valuable in helping our life science clients to define their strategies and improve their performance.”
Mr. do Ó earned a B.S. 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.
L.E.K. Consulting’s São Paulo office opened in 2013, headed by Managing Directors Mauricio França and Paulo Vandor, to complement L.E.K.’s global growth and to provide consulting services to South America from one of its leading business centers.
About L.E.K. Consulting
L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and analytical rigor to help clients solve their most critical business problems and to help them achieve exceptional outcomes. Founded more than 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,000 professionals in 22 offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. L.E.K. advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries – including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms, and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. L.E.K. helps business leaders consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance, and create greater shareholder returns. For more information, go to www.lek.com.