São Paulo: L.E.K. Consulting has appointed Marcelo do Ó as managing director and partner, to help lead its São Paulo office and the firm's biopharmaceutical and life sciences practice in South America. do Ó brings L.E.K. 20 years of experience and leadership in both the pharmaceutical industry and management consulting. He joins L.E.K. from Monitor Group Brazil, where he was an associate partner. Before that he held various leadership roles at Novo Nordisk, including general manager of Brazil, operations director for Latin America, and head of emerging markets strategy.