IMELDA ÁLVAREZ ESTRADA is the head of Integrity and Compliance for Latin America and Canada at Novartis. Formerly she was general counsel and compliance officer for Sandoz Mexico; she has more than 13 years of experience in legal and compliance field within the Pharmaceutical Industry. Previously she worked for a Public Notary and accredited the initiation course at the Colegio de Notarios del Distrito Federal in Mexico. BA in Law, graduated from the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico, she studied an executive MBA at the IPADE. She is the Chair of the Latin American Compliance Network (Group of Regional Compliance Officers in Latin America from Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Industry).
ANDRÉS CEDRÓN is Senior Legal Counsel & Senior Director of Compliance for the Americas at Stryker Corporation. He oversees legal matters and directs the Compliance function for Stryker's Latin America and Canada operations. Prior to Stryker, he practiced at the law firms of Hunton & Williams LLP in Miami and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, focusing on corporate finance, M&A, project finance and external FCPA investigations. Mr. Cedrón received a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, and a B.A. from The Colorado College.
KARLA GUILLÉN is the Regional Lead Officer, Pharma Latin America, Health Care Compliance & Privacy, for Johnson & Johnson. In this role, she directs the compliance function for Johnson & Johnson's Latin America operations. Ms. Guillen graduated from the Universidad Panamericana. She supports Imelda Alvarez as the Co-Chair of the Latin American Ethics & Compliance Network.