Ana is the Country Director for Gulf Countries at Janssen (J&J Pharmaceutical business) and she brings more than 14 years diversified business experience in both established & emerging markets, small & G5 markets.
Ana worked across several different roles (including Pharmacovigilance, Medical Affairs, Marketing, Business Operations, Market Access and Sales) and across different geographies (including Portugal, UK, Near-East, Africa and GCC), as well as Regional (EMEA) roles.
Ana is currently based in Dubai, where she lives with her husband and 2 children. In addition to being the Gulf Director for the Pharma business of J&J, she is also a member of the Diversity & Inclusion Council and the Sponsor for the Women’s Leadership and Inclusion (WLI) in J&J Middle East.
As a passionate advocate for D&I and WLI, Ana is actively involved in internal and external initiatives and events, addressing topics such as the impact of unconscious bias, advocating for diversity and inclusion and barriers to social and professional equality across genders. In her previous role as Marketing & Market Access Director in Near East, Maghreb & Africa (NEMA), Ana has founded a new WLI section and has co-delivered the first ever WLI event in Iran and other NEMA Markets.
Ana’s guiding principles as a leader are: “Always be true to yourself and don’t compromise your values. Help those around you to succeed. Make a difference.”