Javier J. Rodriguez
Javier Rodriguez is the Chief Executive Officer of DaVita Inc., a global health care provider focused on improving the quality of life for patients through clinical innovation and integrated, personalized care. The company’s global operations include over 3,100 outpatient dialysis centers in 11 countries and 67,000 teammates serving more than 240,000 patients with kidney disease.
Mr. Rodriguez is an experienced leader committed to transforming care delivery for patients with kidney disease—from the earliest stages of the disease through transplantation. He is passionate about accelerating the digital transformation and delivering customized care to each patient while lowering costs for the health care system. In more than 20 years with DaVita, he has continued fostering a powerful sense of inclusivity and community among teammates and patients.
Since joining the company in 1998, Mr. Rodriguez has served in a number of capacities, including leading kidney care operations and payor contracting. Prior to joining DaVita, Mr. Rodriguez worked in finance for Baxter Healthcare Corporation and in operations for CBS Marketing Inc. in Mexico City.
Mr. Rodriguez has been widely recognized for his leadership by Fierce Healthcare, Modern Healthcare and Hispanic Executive, among others. He serves on the board of directors for Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Rodriguez is one of 550 CEOs of the world's leading organizations to sign the CEO Action Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion.
Mr. Rodriguez earned a master’s degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from Boston College.