Carlos Sanchez


  • Owner of EMS Pharma, parent company of Brace Pharma Capital. 30+ years in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Built EMS into the #1 pharmaceutical company in Brazil
  • Recognized as one of the most successful Brazilian business leaders

Raymond F. Schinazi Ph.D., D.Sc.


  • Professor of Pediatrics and Chemistry; Director, Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology, Emory's Center for AIDS Research, Emory University
  • Founder of several companies, including Pharmasset Inc., Triangle Pharma, Idenix Pharma and RFS Pharma LLC
  • Authored over 500 peer reviewed papers, 7 books and holds over 92 issued U.S. Patents which have resulted in 12 NDAs

Vinzenz Ploerer

President & CEO

  • Life science executive with 30+ years of extensive leadership experience in operations, acquisitions and business development
  • Prior to launching Brace, Vinzenz worked at EMS S/A as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations
  • Various leadership positions at Novartis/Sandoz including country head of Brazil, Argentina and Head of BDL Sandoz, building the company through acquisitions
  • Currently sits on several corporate boards including GeNO, Therabron, Tyrogenex and Navitor