Commencement Ceremony 2014

  • May 30, 2014
  • Paraninfo Hall, University of Zaragoza

On May 30, 2014, the 10th class of the MIT Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the 13th class of the Máster de Logística and 3 PhDs will graduate at the University of Zaragoza Paraninfo Hall.

As the guest of honour, Mr. David LaPré, Head of Pharma Global Technical Operations at F. Hoffmann-La Roche, will be giving the traditional commencement speech. 

Mr. David LaPré Bio
David joined Roche in 1997 as Vice President of Materials management for the Pharmaceuticals division in the US. He moved to Basel in 2002 where he led a major supply chain initiative and subsequently became Head of Global Supply Chain. David returned to the US in 2007 to head Technical Operations for North America. After a special assignment as program leader for the Roche-Genentech integration, he moved to the Diagnostics division to run Global Operations in 2010. David moved back to Switzerland in 2013 to assume his current role heading Pharma Global Technical Operations.Prior to joining Roche, David held various operations, supply chain and general management roles with Procter & Gamble and other consumer packaged goods companies. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts and had an MBA from New York University.

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world’s largest biotech company and the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics. 

Technical Operations at Roche is a global organization tasked with ensuring the availability of Roche medicines worldwide. This involves activities ranging from the scale-up of production processes for new molecules from lab to commercial scale; to manufacturing; and, ultimately to the delivery of medicines to more than 150 countries around the world.


  • Start Date:May 30, 2014
  • End Date:May 30, 2014
  • Location:Paraninfo Hall, University of Zaragoza