Board of Directors
Álvaro Maldonado - Executive President of the Research Pharmaceutical Industry (IFI)
Alvaro holds a B.A. in Government and International Relations from American University and a specialization in International Business Administration from Georgetown University. He has extensive proven experience in the business and public sectors, as well as representing important industries in Ecuador at the trade union level.
He served as Commercial Manager of the "first Ecuadorian unicorn": the regional financial startup of the online payments platform Kushki (money in Kichwa) and Executive Director of the Council of Chambers and Associations of Production of Ecuador, and president of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Federation of Exporters (FEDEXPOR). He currently holds the Executive Presidency of IFI where she concentrates her efforts on promoting an open and transparent dialogue with the actors of the Health Sector to promote sustainable policies that respond to the needs of patients, ensuring their access to quality care and innovative therapies.
Alvaro is dedicated to his family, a father of three teenage children, with whom he shares his passion for nature and sports. Horse lover and expert horseman.