Rakesh Sarna, Chairman of DHS, Announces Appointment of Fernando Aguirre to Governance Council for DHS Investments

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — March 22, 2021 — DHS today announced through its Chairman, Rakesh Sarna, that Fernando Aguirre, current Vice Chairman of DHS has been elected to DHS Investments Governance Council, effective April 5th, 2021.

Fernando Aguirre brings to the DHS Investments Governance Board extensive experience in the private equity and joint venture industry, along with a strong combination of operational expertise in product development and building high-profile brands.

“Fernando will add significant value as a board member, drawing on his more than 30 years of executive leadership experience with premier companies,” said Rakesh Sarna, Chairman of DHS. “His appointment reflects our commitment to ensuring that we have a broad mix of skills and perspectives on DHS Investments Governance Board. We look forward to benefiting from his expertise as we continue to grow the company and seek additional products to expand the portfolio and leverage the consumer capabilities acquired through our acquisition of Cortland Enterprises last year.”

Prior to his role at DHS, Mr. Kelley served as Vice President of Blackstone Ventures in NYC, the company’s North American operating business unit. He also served as the vice president of Blockbuster Entertainment portfolio company.

“I am excited to be joining DHS Investments Governance Board at a time of significant organic growth and expansion through business development,” said Fernando Aguirre, Vice Chairman of DHS. “DHS has an interesting mix of investments in both the women’s health and hematology/oncology space, as well as unique consumer engagement and digital marketing capabilities.  I am looking forward to working with management and the board to build upon these platforms to maximize their product growth opportunities.”


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