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Robert Kloppenburg

Managing Director

Rob Kloppenburg is Managing Director at MacDougall Biomedical Communications. A specialist in investor relations and corporate communications in the biopharmaceutical sector, Rob joined MBC in 2017 and has over 20 years of experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology strategic communications. Rob provides strategic investor relations counsel to clients that builds long term value while enhancing the company’s brand. Rob works closely with both private and public clients to build a story that highlights and differentiates the products and science that drive investor interest. Rob has held senior corporate communications and investor relations positions at both emerging biotech companies and established multi-national biopharmaceutical companies including Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. where he was VP of North America Communications, AVEO Oncology, Synta Pharmaceuticals, and Bayer Pharmaceuticals. Rob has engaged in a successful IPO, has led the IR and Corporate Communication function in a publicly listed company for 6 years. Mr. Kloppenburg has participated in multiple product launches across a broad range of indications including orphan drugs both leading in-house efforts and also advising from the agency side. Rob is Secretary Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Healthcare Communications, sat on the Institutional Review Board of Tufts New England Medical Center for three years and has a deep commitment to effective patient communications to improve patient outcomes. Rob has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in Economics and Political Science from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
5 things you always wanted to know about Rob:

Would it blow your mind to discover that I once...
flew a Harrier Jet simulator? (briefly and unsuccessfully)

Or perhaps that I also...
had been around the world twice by the age of 12.

My first media exposure was...
sitting in the Peanut Gallery on the Bozo the Clown show.

Perfect day off for me is...
a bike ride along the Connecticut shoreline followed by a swim and glass of wine at the beach with my wife.

I believe that the greatest speech ever given was...
the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln explained everything in 2-1/2 minutes.

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