Lorena Gesto Gende

Junior Contracts Specialist

What I do at MMV:

I draft legal agreements to set in motion potential collaborations between MMV and universities, pharmaceutical companies and research organizations. I also draft consultancy agreements with a wide array of consultants and support my team of highly qualified legal experts with various legal issues regarding contracts or intellectual property.

Why I work at MMV:

It is an honor to work for a not-for profit organization that aims to save lives and improve day-to-day existence for patients that suffer from this terribly painful disease. It is a unique opportunity to be part of an organization that has a real impact addressing these medical needs, constantly working on new treatments to meet its final goal which is to eradicate malaria in malaria-endemic countries for good. Furthermore, working at MMV gives me the opportunity to have regular discussions with many experienced professionals, which makes every day an opportunity to learn something new. It is inspiring to work with colleagues who show tremendous dedication to defeating malaria.

More about me:

Prior to joining MMV, I was a consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), addressing various intellectual property issues. When I was undertaking my Masters in Economics and Law, I worked as an intern in Richemont International SA for a year, which allowed me to gain valuable experience in the company of legal experts. Before that, while I was studying for my Masters in International and European Law, I also interned for more than a year in WIPO. My combined studies and work experiences have prepared well to take on the new and exciting challenges ahead.

Ask me about:

Aside from legal issues, especially in the field of intellectual property or contracts, I will be more than happy to give you advice regarding nice places to visit in Spain and although I can’t cook I can definitely recommend some of our delicious dishes. We can also have a chat about family, travel or books.