UVA Darden School Alumnus and Celgene CEO Robert Hugin Addresses the Darden Community

11 September 2014

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business began its fall Leadership Speaker Series (LSS) with a presentation from Robert J. Hugin (MBA ’85), chair and CEO of the biopharmaceutical company Celgene.

On Wednesday, 10 September, Hugin shared the character traits that helped him build a successful career and life. His talk, which was held at the School, was co-sponsored by Darden’s Health Care Leadership Club.

Celgene discovers, develops and commercializes therapies for cancer and immune and inflammatory conditions.

Hugin became CEO of Celgene in June 2010, and chair in June 2011. He served as president and COO from May 2006 to June 2010, and was elected by the board of directors to serve as a director in December 2001. Hugin is the immediate past chair of the board of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, and serves on the board of trustees for Princeton University and the Darden School Foundation. Prior to joining Celgene, Hugin was a managing director with J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc. He received an AB degree from Princeton University in 1976 and an MBA from Darden in 1985.

Hugin will return to Darden to present at the seventh annual University of Virginia Investing Conference, which will take place 13-14 November. This year’s conference theme will be “Investing in Innovation.” The event will be sponsored by the Richard A. Mayo Center for Asset Management.

Watch his full LSS presentation on Darden’s YouTube channel.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business delivers the world’s best business education experience to prepare entrepreneurial, global and responsible leaders through its MBA, Ph.D., MSBA and Executive Education programs. Darden’s top-ranked faculty is renowned for teaching excellence and advances practical business knowledge through research. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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