OPKO Health has appointed Juan F. Rodriguez as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rodriguez replaces Mr. Rao Uppaluri who is retiring.
Mr. Rodriguez brings to OPKO over 20 years of financial and business leadership experience, with over half of that in the life sciences field. Most recently, Mr. Rodriguez was serving as a consultant and advisor since 2007 to Cognitec Systems GmbH, a German software developer. From 1995 to 2007, prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories, Mr. Rodriguez had been with Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded, specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of proprietary prescription products. During his twelve years at Kos, Mr. Rodriguez held various positions of increasing responsibility, including serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer, and last serving as Senior Vice President, Controller and Corporate Administration. Prior to joining Kos, Mr. Rodriguez was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Rodriguez is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained his Bachelor of Accounting from Florida International University.