Management Team

Patricio Ledesma

Chief Executive Officer

Patricio Ledesma is the CEO and Founder of Sofpromed. He supervises all the company operations and provides comprehensive expert advice and guidance to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies worldwide in the field of clinical trials and drug development. Patricio obtained a B.Eng. from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials from the University of Seville, Spain.

David Ortega

Clinical Operations

David Ortega oversees clinical operations and performs project management tasks leading cross-functional teams. With his wide experience as Clinical Research Associate (CRA) for companies like Roche, Parexel, Pfizer, and Clinipace, he provides operational leadership to study teams ensuring clinical trial operations are effectively conducted on a day-to-day basis. David has a B.Sc. in Biomedical Science from the University of Barcelona and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Trials from the Official Pharmaceutical School of Madrid.

María José López

Quality Manager

María José López directs daily operations of the Quality Assurance Department, developing, implementing, and maintaining Sofpromed’s Quality Management System (QMS), in compliance with ICH-GCP, to ensure clinical trials are conducted with the highest levels of excellence. María José holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia and a Master’s Degree in Pharmaceutical Industry from Centro de Estudios Superiores de la Industria Farmacéutica – CESIF (Madrid, Spain).

Joan Pons

Chief Information Officer

Joan Pons leads Sofpromed’s global software development and technological strategies and policies. He supervises software programming and information technology teams to ensure the quality, efficiency, and security of all the company’s technological solutions and systems. Joan’s fields of expertise include Software Development and Management of Information and Communication Technologies.

Sebastià Barceló

Head of Biometrics

Sebastià Barceló is a Biostatistician and Senior SAS Statistical Programmer in charge of providing guidance to Sofpromed’s statistical programming and clinical data management teams. His previous experience in industry-leading CROs like IQVIA has allowed him to obtain solid knowledge in CDISC (CDASH, SDTM, ADaM) standards to ensure high-quality clinical trial data for FDA submissions. Sebastià holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of the Balearic Islands, Spain.