Vice President, Latin America
Rodrigo Fernandez is vice president, Latin America and is responsible for leading Astellas’ operations and continued growth across this region. Fernandez joined Astellas in 2016 as executive director, International Business with responsibility for managing Astellas’ business in Latin America outside of Brazil and Colombia.
A native of Costa Rica, Fernandez has more than 20 years of global pharmaceutical experience. Prior to Astellas, he led AstraZeneca’s business as country president in Central America, the Caribbean, Ecuador and Peru. Since 2004, Fernandez also served in various roles of increasing responsibility at AstraZeneca, including country manager and marketing company president for Slovenia and the West Balkans and global and regional commercial lead roles for various therapeutic areas.
Fernandez holds a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Costa Rica and various executive certifications.