EMD Serono, USA
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Michael J. Ruggiero

Michael J. Ruggiero

Michael J. Ruggiero is Vice President of US Government Affairs and Policy at EMD Serono, Inc.

In this role, Mr. Ruggiero leads the company's government policy strategy and advocacy at the federal and state level, and sits on the U.S. Country Leadership Team and the Global Government Affairs & Policy Leadership Team.
Career History
Before joining EMD Serono in 2013, Mr. Ruggiero was Vice President of Government Strategy for a top-20 global pharmaceutical company, where he also designed, built, and led the first federal policy and government affairs function.

Prior to that, Mr. Ruggiero was a healthcare attorney and lobbyist in Washington, D.C. at the law firms of Arnold and Porter LLP and King and Spalding LLP, where he represented and advised healthcare industry clients on a broad range of legal and policy issues relating to the development and commercialization of biopharmaceuticals and medical products.

Mr. Ruggiero holds his BA from Syracuse University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.