Rich Bagger is Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Market Access for Celgene, responsible for communications, patient advocacy, government relations and policy, market access strategy, global health and corporate responsibility. He also serves as Chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Council and as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Before joining Celgene in 2012, Rich served as Chief of Staff for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, responsible for managing implementation of the Governor’s policy agenda and priorities. Rich’s public service also includes eleven years in the New Jersey State Legislature, where he was Chair of the Appropriations Committee and was elected by his colleagues as Majority Conference Leader.
Previously, Rich was employed by Pfizer for more than 16 years in a series of positions of increasing responsibility within the company’s U.S. Pharmaceuticals, Corporate Affairs and Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Divisions. He received an A.B. degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a J.D. degree from Rutgers University Law School.