Rich Bagger served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Market Access for Celgene from January 2012 through December 2019, with responsibility for communications, patient advocacy, government relations and policy, market access, global health and corporate responsibility. Before joining Celgene, Rich was Chief of Staff for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, managing implementation of the Governor’s policy agenda and priorities. Rich’s public service also includes 11 years in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly, where he was Chair of the Appropriations Committee and 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. Rich is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Immediate Past Chair of the Global Innovation Policy Center. 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.
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