Dr Rodrigo Rodriguez-Fernandez

Executive Director

NCD Asia Pacific Alliance

Originally trained as a medical physician, Dr. Rodriguez-Fernandez serves as the Global Medical Director for Non-communicable Diseases, for International SOS in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia regions. He also currently serves as the Executive Director and Founder of the NCD Asia Pacific Alliance.

Prior to his current roles, he served as an advisor in the area of health system strengthening and non-communicable disease prevention to  the World Health Organization,(WHO), USAID, the World Bank, the European Commission, as well as Ministries of Health in Latin America, Africa, Europe, Central Asia and South-East Asia.

Dr. Rodriguez-Fernandez has authored more than two dozen peer review publications and books. He is currently a member of Chatham House, Global Health Security, fellow of the RSA, the Society of Occupational Medicine, the American College of Physicians, the NCD Round Table Working Group, the WHO NCD Global Coordination Mechanism, and the Global Chief Medical Officers network. Dr. Rodriguez-Fernandez trained as a medical physician and public health practitioner at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Harvard Medical School, Charite University Institute of Tropical Medicine Berlin and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.