Astellas appoints Rodrigo Fernandez as executive director, international business


Astellas recently tapped Rodrigo Fernandez as executive director of international business for the company's Latin America business outside of Brazil.

Fernandez is based at the company's headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook, Illinois, reporting to Percival Barretto-Ko, SVP, international operations.

“With a population of more than 600 million people facing numerous unmet clinical needs, Latin America is a critical area for Astellas,” Barretto-Ko said. “Rodrigo’s deep experience in this region, approach to collaboration and impressive track record in commercial operations will serve Astellas well as we seek to turn innovative science into value for patients.”

Fernandez has more than 20 years of global pharmaceutical experience. In his new role, he will be responsible the company's business in more than 20 Latin American countries. He will handle distributor and resource management and create new licensing opportunities.

Prior to his work with Astellas, Fernandez led AstraZeneca’s business in Central America, the Caribbean, Ecuador and Peru. He has also managed AstraZeneca projects in Slovenia and the West Balkans.

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