Management Team

(Interim) Managing Director, Life Sciences

Joe Lugo

Career Highlights
  • (Interim) Managing Director, RWS Life Sciences (November 2018 - Present)
  • RWS Chief Operating Officer (April 2018 – Present)
  • Chief Operating Officer, RWS Life Sciences (2016 – April 2018)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Saatchi & Saatchi Australia (2014 – 2015)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Naked Communications (2012 – 2014)
  • Licensed CPA
  • MBA International Business, Pace University
Scope of Role

(Interim) Managing Director, Life Sciences: overall managerial responsibility for RWS’s Life Sciences division, including all translation and linguistic validation services.

Key Experience

Commercially focused executive: with extensive experience in a variety of industries, Joe is highly skilled in all facets of client and commercial negotiations as well as M&A, company restructures and systems implementations across multiple geographies.

Results-oriented: Joe’s strengths include financial management, technical accounting and compliance coupled with an operationally-disciplined approach to strategic planning, revenue generation and cost optimization.

Proactive leader: with excellent people and communication skills, Joe enjoys taking a "hands-on" approach, multi-tasking, building teams and working in fast-paced environments.