Our History

BSG Pharmaceuticals was founded in 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal by Ana Beatriz Gaminha, an experienced Economist & Pharmaceutical Executive with the mission of bringing innovative medicinal products to the Portuguese market for patients in areas of unmet medical need.

Early throughout her career, Ana Beatriz continously found ways to shape her vision and the power of the mind, fueling her curiosity and stimulating her creative and innovative mindset to disrupt traditional and conventional thinking. Leveraging her sharp eyesight to spot opportunity, soon after completing her studies in Economics & Business Management at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics & Management, she successfully secured the position of Commercial & Finance Director, first at Laboratoire Madame Campos and 2 years later as Marketing & Financial Director at Elizabeth Arden, a world reknown leader in Cosmetics, Skin Care and Fragrance Company.

Soon thereafter, Ana Beatriz transitioned to lead Roche Portugal as Country Healthcare General Manager, being part of Roche Pharmaceuticals Executive Board of Directors, where she remained for 11 years leading the strategic growth of the business and sucessfully launching differentiated products into the market.

Ana Beatriz then transitioned to Grupo Azevedos, a specialist in the Pharmaceutical Sector operating in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Brazil, as Executive General Manager where she was responsible for the creation of the innovative Ferrer-Azevedos Joint Venture. During this time, she successfully positioned Grupo Azevedos as one of the leading Pharmaceutical Companies based in Portugal, ultimately leading the organization to receive the prestigious Prix Galien Award in 2003. Ana Beatriz accumulated functions as Executive General Manager & Head of Hospital Business for Ferrer-Azevedos Joint Venture until 2005, when she decided to follow her entrepreneurial drive and path forward by founding the Life-Sciences Business Strategic Group – BSG Pharmaceuticals.

Since then, the company has undergone progressive transformations and reorganizations towards its envisioned future of reaching impact at scale.

Vision, Mission & Values

Our strong values define our culture and help us execute the strategy in line with our mission and vision.

  • Vision – Transform Healthcare through Disease Prevention & Control

  • Mission Bring Innovative Healthcare Solutions for Patients in Areas of Unmet Medical Need

  • Values Courage & Passion, Science & Innovation, Collaboration & Partnering, Trust & Integrity

Our purpose underpins everything we put our minds into. We are inspired to do a difference in the world and live our mission every single day. We hope to continously contribute to deliver benefits to patients and create value for all our stakeholders, partners, collaborators and society.

Our Core Values

Courage & Passion

“If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed”

by Harry Hoover

Science & Innovation

“Science & knowledge is the torch which illuminates the world”

by Louis Pasteur

Collaboration & Partnering

“The best way to predict the future is to create it with others”

by Peter Drucker

Trust & Integrity

“Trust is the glue of life & the foundation of all relationships”

by Stephen Covey

Our Executive Team

BSG Pharmaceuticals Executive Team is the company’s senior management and decision making body, responsible for the day-to-day business operations and setting the future direction of the company. We count with an experienced differentiated team with complementary backgrounds, skills and competencies and a number of advisors that provide strategic and tactical input into our activity.

Ana Beatriz Gaminha
Ana Beatriz GaminhaChief Executive Officer & Founder
Economist | MSc in Strategy & Management | Extensive track-record of more than 30 years experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry | Former Executive General Manager for Multinational & National Pharmaceutical Companies like Elizabeth Arden, Roche, Grupo Azevedos & Ferrer-Azevedos | Professor of Strategic Management & Health Economics | APIFARMA Board Member | INFARMED Consensus Group | AESGP Board Member of the European Economic Affairs Self-Care Committee
Ricardo G. Pacheco
Ricardo G. Pacheco Chief Strategy Officer & Business Development Head
Doctor of Medicine, MD – Charles University, Prague, CZ | Pharmaceutical Medicine Specialist | Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist | CMD – Certified in Medicines Development by King’s College London, UK | Executive MBA by The Lisbon MBA Católica | NOVA in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management, USA | Former Global Medical Director for Roche, AstraZeneca & Novartis bringing 10 years of experience in Product Development, Strategy & Medical Affairs
Rui ES
Rui ESCFO & Head of Marketing and Sales
Business Administration & Management at IE Business School, Madrid, Spain | International Business, Trade & Commerce at Smith School of Business, Toronto, Canada | Executive MSc in Finance at Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Lisbon, Portugal | Former Wealth Management Intern at Santander and Barclays Premier Bank, Cell & Gene Therapy Project Manager at Novartis Oncology Business Unit and Executive at Schulke & Mayr
Melissa Alex Fernandes
Melissa Alex FernandesChief Medical Officer & Head of Clinical Affairs
Doctor of Medicine, MD | MSc in Immunology & Microbiology at University of Oklahoma, USA | Internal Medicine & Autoimmune Diseases Specialist at Hospital Curry Cabral & Lusiadas Saúde – Lisbon, Portugal | EULAR & ACR Member | Clinical Research Investigator | Aesthetic Medicine Specialist by Universidad de Alcalá – Madrid, Spain | Post-Graduation in Human Genetics & Genomic Medicine at NOVA Medical School, Lisbon, Portugal

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