Alejandro BesGlobal Senior Legal Counsel, Digital at Novartis
Alejandro Bes is a senior legal counsel for Novartis based in Basel. He is in charge of the legal implementation of global Digital Medicine, Real World Evidence and Outcomes Legal strategy for Novartis Pharma. His experience at Novartis includes dealing with large tech companies, start ups and other pharma companies. Alejandro joined Novartis in 2018 and previously was in in charge of legal and regulatory affairs at Apple for Southern Europe, based in Milan. Prior to Apple he was an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Madrid and Barcelona.
He oversees a wide range of legal topics, navigating the intersection of the tech and the pharma industries, with a focus on AI, new technologies and big data. He is experienced in complex regulatory and multijurisdictional legal issues.
Alejandro is Spanish, his academic background is in Spain (University of Zaragoza) and US (George Mason University), with postgraduate studies in the UK (King’s College) and Italy (Bocconi University). In the past he has been honored as a leading lawyer in his practice, including in Legal 500’s Top GCs in Italy and has participated as invited lecturer in Bocconi University (Milan) on topics regarding the challenges presented by new technologies. He is also an invited lecturer in Esade University (Barcelona).