Dr Luisa Freitas dos Santos FREng

VP Global Clinical Supply Chain (R&D), GSK

Luisa Freitas dos Santos is an industry-leading chemical engineer with over 23 years’ experience in pharmaceutical drug development including process chemistry, particle sciences, process engineering, analytical sciences, discovery and clinical supply chain. She has led eight different R&D groups in five countries delivering multidisciplinary research with high impact both within GSK and across the sector.

Examples of impact include the implementation of the first process engineering workflow in R&D; the introduction of standardised approaches for scaling down and modelling primary manufacturing unit operations, followed by predictive scale up; and more recently leading modernisation of the R&D discovery and clinical supply chain. She is a GSK Senior Fellow and co-chair of the R&D Fellows Council.