Fernando Ferrer is a proven business leader in life science with experience across different corporate and cultural environments, and speaker in industry related events. Mr. Ferrer is based in the US, and due to his professional career he lived also in Spain, Switzerland, Argentina and Brazil, and besides his global roles, has had experience working directly with 30+ countries. Heading up his latest enterprise, Multinational Partnerships, LLC, he is focused on strategic planning and business expansion of life science organizations across Latin-American markets, and the development and management of business alliances among multinational and Latin American organizations for both, in business-to-consumer (B2C), and business-to-business (B2B) markets. In his academic role at RVCC, he serves as adjunct professor of management, international business and global strategic management. Fernando began his professional career in the chemical-pharmaceutical Swiss company Roche (F. Hoffmann-La Roche A.G.), where he had Latin American and global roles for diverse business units while living in different countries. While based in Spain and working for an European company, Ferrer was responsible for the U.S. market and Latin America where he developed a distribution network for botanical extracts and herbal products. In Brazil, he was General Manager and responsible for the Mercosur markets of a fully integrated pharmaceutical company and turned a troubled operation around. He later served as Director of Marketing Oncology Latin America at Celgene Corporation//Pharmion Corporation. He was first based in Spain and later in the United States. Ferrer developed the business strategy and led the company’s efforts from registration to the launch of providing Hematology /Oncology products to 18 Latin American countries. Based in the USA, and first as a consultant and later as Country Manager for Hospira, Inc.–a former division of Abbott and currently part of Pfizer–, he spearheaded the establishment of a new affiliate and the start-up of local operations in Argentina. Mr. Ferrer business consulting experience includes services to leading organizations like Pfizer, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Admera Health, Eurofarma, and Medley/Sanofi Group. Mr. Ferrer earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and is Alumni from Universidad Austral, IAE (Argentina)/IESE (Spain) Business School, a Bachelor of Science degree in Production Organization of the Engineering College of UADE University (Argentina), and a Technical degree in Chemistry from the Krause Technical School (Argentina). He also studied at leading international business schools including Columbia School of Business (USA), Rutgers University (USA), and the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) of Switzerland. Mr. Ferrer is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.