Learning Through Humility – Karla Alcazar

Hear about a passionate leader in healthcare, from her childhood inspired by 3 powerful women in her family to now giving back every day what others gave her to help diverse talents in her organizations, and also impact socially youth in the Brazilian favelas. Listen to what Karla thinks about innovation and why inclusion means dancing!

“Stay humble to keep learning.”

MEET OUR GUEST Karla Alcazar is an international leader passionate about making life better for people around the world through driving innovation in her organizations and leading with genuine care. Karla is General Manager of the Brazilian affiliate in the pharmaceutical industry, with an extensive experience in the sales, marketing and general management.

Karla is a native of Mexico and joined Eli Lilly as a Market Research Manager in Mexico in 2006. Her first four years within the business were spent in assignments in marketing and sales before moving to the United States of America to assume a Global Brand Leadership Role. In 2013, Karla returned to Mexico to lead the primary care business then took over the responsibility of leading the BioMedicine Business Unit of Latin America, Caribbean and Mexico. In 2015, she assumed the role of Senior Director, Chief Marketing Officer of the LACAM region overseeing the marketing functions and leading the digital transformation within the business, before moving in January 2018 to lead as the General Manager the Brazilian affiliate.

Karla holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration (ITAM – Mexico) and a Master in Business Administration – MBA from Tulane University, USA.

Karla is a member of the CEO’s Committee at INTERFARMA (Pharma Trade Association), American Chamber (AMCHAM) and a Board Member of United Way Brazil.