MANAGING DIRECTOR, GLOBAL LIFE SCIENCES & INDUSTRIALS
Abel joined ISTARI in October 2020 as Managing Director, Life Sciences and Industrials. ISTARI is a Temasek platform company focused on helping the best companies in the world manage down digital risk.
At Bayer, Abel was head of IT and Digital Transformation for Bayer Pharma Division since 2017, and member of Bayer Group IT Board. Before joining Bayer, Abel was Global CIO, Sandoz, a Novartis Division (2012-17) as well as head of IT for Novartis Technical Operations (~85 plants) looking after manufacturing, supply chain and quality. He was a member of the Novartis IT Board.
Past positions include Cemex (CIO EMEA), Dell (General Manager, Mexico) and Boston Consulting Group (Principal, Monterrey and Dallas offices). He holds a degree in electronics engineering from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA and Public Management degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.