Corporate structure

The Gada Group, a consolidated entity, was born from the merger of companies that were firmly rooted in the territory and specialized in the supply of medical devices and the provision of integrated health services. Gada Spa, the holding company of the Group, manages the activities of all the commercial and service companies controlled, with particular reference to the definition of the commercial and financial strategy and the provision of all related support services.

Organizational model

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Organizational model

The Corporate Governance structure that the GADA Group has adopted reflects the organizational model made up of the following bodies:
  • Shareholders’ Meeting,
  • Board of Directors,
  • Board of Statutory Auditors,
  • Auditing firm,
  • Supervisory board

Management and Board of Directors

GADA companies are led by a management team with long experience in the sector, that is committed to ensuring the highest level of service to our customers, partners and employees.

Xavier Carbonell

Chairman GADA

Xavier Carbonell graduated in Medicine by the Universitat de Barcelona. He practised medicine for a few years before he decided to fully focus on the industry joining first Novartis and later on Amgen as Director for its Oncology Units. He has been Board Member for Amgen, Dermalumix and Cytocore. Xavier Carbonell joined Palex Medical in 2007; he has transformed a family-owned business into a global provider of healthcare innovative solutions. He holds an MBA by ESADE Business School in Barcelona and is actively involved in other projects advancing patients well-being.

Lluís Buscà

Director GADA

Lluís Buscà graduated in Economic Sciences by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and got a PMD (Program for Management Development) by IESE Business School. He started his professional career as a Senior Auditor at Deloitte. His next step was as Senior Internal Auditor at Sara Lee for the European team and at IMG as Finance Controller. Lluís Buscà joined Palex Medical in 2008, starting as Controller, moving to Management Control Director and finally moved to his current role as CCO for Palex Medical.

Terenci Pahissa

Director GADA

Terenci Pahissa joined Palex Medical in 2002. He started at Orthopedics, then Nephrology and Cardiac Surgery BUM, in 2015 he changed his role to Surgical Medical Area Director and in 2019 was promoted to Chief Business Officer of Palex. Before joining Palex, he was in charge of Orthopedics Hip area at Orbimed; served as Sales Manager at Viloampro and his previous position was Marketing Manager Biologics at Ortoimplant. Terenci Pahissa got a PMD (Program for Management Development) by IESE Business School.

Antonio Biagio
De Marinis

CEO GADA

Antonio Biagio De Marinis joined the GADA group in November 2004 as a financial advisor. He is the CEO of the GADA Group and a member of the Board of Directors of the companies within the group. Before joining GADA, he gained over 12 years of experience in the consulting and strategic field, by giving support to two of the group’s founding companies since 1995. He holds a degree in Economics.

Davide Ciattoni

Executive Vice President GADA

Davide Ciattoni is the Executive Vice President of GADA and one of the members of the group’s Board of Directors. He has over 30 years of experience with world leading companies in the medical technology sector. He started his experience in the sales of Terumo products. During his career he has contributed to the introduction of various innovative technologies that have transformed the Italian healthcare market. He is one of the founders of the GADA group.