Richard O’Keeffe

Head of Global Quality

Richard O’Keeffe joined BeiGene in May, 2023 and currently serves as Head of Global Quality, responsible for leading the teams that assure product quality in Clinical Trials, Laboratories, Manufacturing, Pharmacovigilance and Supply/Distribution across BeiGene’s network. His team is accountable of oversight, auditing and compliance of all aspects of BeiGene’s product-related business from discovery to patients.

Prior to joining BeiGene, Mr. O’Keeffe served in various roles at Amgen since 2006 in Site Quality, International & Distribution Quality and R&D Quality roles, in Ireland, Netherlands, Singapore and California. He started his career in 1990 with Schering-Plough working in QC and QA roles in Ireland and New Jersey and as Quality Head for a start-up aseptic filling plant in Singapore.

Mr. O’Keeffe holds a BSc in Biochemistry from University College, Cork (Ireland) and has been a member of the Board of Directors at Journeys Within Our Community – an educational non-profit for young adult leaders in Cambodia.