Clara Nascimento Silva, PhD
Executive VP Business Development
I am inspired by challenges. Trying to overcome something that does not come naturally is the most difficult and rewarding habit one can have.
Clara Nascimento Silva holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and a MSc degree in Specialised Economic Analysis from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Pompeu Fabra University). She worked for more than ten years in academic research and in start-up Biotech companies in Brazil, focusing on vector immunology of tropical diseases, her work resulting in several publications in international magazines in the field (e.g. PlosOne and Scientific Reports/Nature). In 2010 Clara shifted her career to focus on business development and project management in the healthcare area working in multinational pharmaceutical companies such as the Menarini Group, as business developer, and Merck KGaA, as project leader in the diagnostic field (Merck Innovation Centre, Darmstadt, Germany).
Clara first joined trifermedCBDO for an internship program in 2010 and after augmenting her business development experience abroad she rejoined the group in May 2016 as Regional V.P. for Europe. She is currently based in Barcelona and is responsible for the management and coordination of the European clients and the business development management team activities. This entails managing clients’ needs and expectations in terms of the design and validation of their business models. Aside from the above, Clara is an associate in the Healthcare Businesswomen Association (HBA) and in the Latin America – Europe Trade & Entrepreneurship Association (LAEEA).
“Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” Stephen Hawking