Nicolas Villar '13, Spain

Amgen, Inc, Senior Manager Emerging Markets - São Paulo, Brazil
Supporting the strategy to ensuring that Amgen's innovative drugs are accessible to patients in Latin America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

On the Fletcher network: For me, Fletcher represented a passport to the rest of the world. There are Fletcherites everywhere. The Fletcher experience goes way beyond graduation. During my time in Boston and since graduating, I have reached out to numerous alumni from Fletcher and Tufts. The response is always warm, helpful, and exciting. Everytime I have the opportunity to talk to alumni, I relive the spirit of Fletcher. I am honored to be part of such a cohesive community, always ready to advice, help, and work together.

Why I chose Fletcher: Before Fletcher, I worked for several private firms in highly regulated markets. It showed me the importance of an in-depth comprehension of the interactions between business and politics in a global context. The partnership between public and private sectors is one of the major challenges for most of the biggest companies worldwide. I chose the Fletcher MIB program because it includes the studies and professional training essential to advance my career: Political Economy, which complements my background in economics; Quantitative Economics; and Business, especially Finance and Accounting as well as advanced management and leadership tools.

Favorite Book:

El Libro de los Abrazos (Eduardo Galeano)

Favorite Movie:

Cinema Paradiso

Favorite Food:

Seafood and Spanish omelette

Favorite Band:


Most pressing world issue:

EU debt crisis

Fields of Study

  • International Information and Communication
    Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • European Affairs
    Debate Club

Education before Fletcher

  • Executive Program, European Health Leadership Program, INSEAD Business School
    BA, Economics, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Experience before Fletcher

  • GlaxoSmithKline Inc., Manager of Market Access – Madrid, Spain


  • Spanish

Summer Internship

Cell Signaling Technology, Corporate Strategy and Marketing Associate - Shanghai, China

Fletcher Thesis

How -and Why- to Design Innovative Government Affairs Strategies in Biopharmaceuticals