Fernandez to lead Astellas' business in Latin America outside Brazil
Astellas has appointed Rodrigo Fernandez as Executive Director, International Business with responsibility for managing Astellas' business in Latin America outside Brazil. He is based at Astellas' headquarters for the Americas in Northbrook and reports to Percival Barretto-Ko, Senior Vice President, International Operations.
Fernandez brings more the 20 years of global pharmaceutical experience to Astellas. In his new role, he is leading Astellas' business in more than 20 countries in Latin America.
Luiz Claudio Dutra will continue as Managing Director of Astellas Farma Brasil.
Prior to Astellas, Fernandez led AstraZeneca's business as country president in Central America, the Caribbean, Ecuador and Peru, including a network of distributors. Since 2004, Fernandez has also held 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 for various therapeutic areas.