Maria Iribarren


BSc Biochemistry, Kings College London MSc Genetics of Human Diseases, University College London CMA, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

"At Novasecta, the team’s large breadth of knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry makes it an exciting place to work and learn. The passion everyone at Novasecta has for the industry and creating bespoke solutions to help tackle the challenges that pharma and biotech are facing results in a collaborative and dynamic environment, where we not only strive to help our clients, but also challenge each other to further our expertise in the sector."
Maria works with pharmaceutical and biotech companies across commercial, corporate, and R&D discipines. Prior to joining Novasecta Maria spent more than four years at GSK where she held various positions across corporate, commercial, and R&D functions. She also worked in GSK’s Corporate Development team on M&A, divestments and in-licensing deals for GSK’s R&D, Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines divisions. Maria’s prior experience has developed her strong sector knowledge across commercial, R&D and business development.


Novasecta has a different approach – you feel a sensitivity of working with a smaller consulting company which tailored its approach to help us start implementing the change

Director Business Development – Midcap Pharma