Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 – 2017

Rob Laverty/Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals

As vice president of market access at Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., Rob Laverty leads the strategic approach and execution of business-to-business relationships with the company’s payers, trade customers, and emerging access channels. He is also a member of the brand development & commercialization and pharmaceutical operating committees, U.S. leadership team and the joint executive team. Prior to this role, Rob served as senior director of market access. Before joining Otsuka in 2012, Rob spent 18 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where most recently he was the executive director of global market access.

Growing up in Riverside, New Jersey, Rob had a passion for helping people. He continues this today by working hard to bring life changing medicines to patients who need them. He holds a Bachelor of Science in management science from Kean University and an Master of Business Administration in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Despite the fact that the pharmaceutical industry has “always been under a microscope,” he says, “it continues to do what it does best, which is innovate and help patients.”

Rob is proud of his Irish heritage.