Héctor Bolaños Varela
Mr. Bolaños Varela received his BA in Business Administration at the Universidad Iberaomericana in Mexico City. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Mexican Association of Nonprescription Medicines (AFAMELA). He has held this position for the last 22 years. Mr. Bolaños Varela is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Self-Medication Industry (WSMI), a federation that groups 50 nonprescription associations around the world. He was founder and Director General of the Latin American Association of Nonprescription Medicines (ILAR). Mr. Bolaños Varela’s has extensive experience both in the prescription and over-the-counter sectors of the pharmaceutical industry, holding numerous positions in marketing, business development and regulatory affairs. He has also worked as a business consultant for several pharmaceutical companies as well as the Agency for International Development (AID) PRITECH Project in Mexico. Mr. Bolaños Varela is a regular participant in the Assemblies and Executive Committee meetings of the World Health Organization and the Pan American Health Organization.