Christian Bauman - Managing Director & Chief Creative Officer, H4B Chelsea, USA

Christian Bauman is the only person we know with creative work represented in the permanent collections of both the Smithsonian Institution and the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame. A critically acclaimed novelist, former commentator for National Public Radio, and one-time soldier who served in Somalia and Haiti, Bauman is an award-winning creative director and copywriter, one of the youngest creative leads in the industry, as well as one of the few creatives with an agency management role.

Bauman has been interviewed by Terry Gross for NPR’s Fresh Air, and featured in The New York Times, CNN’s News Night with Aaron Brown, Details, and Elle, among others. As a creative director he has always worked in healthcare and never wanted to be anywhere else, guiding major professional and consumer campaigns for clients including Pfizer, Sanofi, Alcon, and GSK. As Managing Director and Chief Creative Officer of H4B Chelsea, Bauman is one third of the 3-person team that has tripled the size and revenue of the agency in the past 4 years. He has been with Havas for 7 years total, with previous stints at Saatchi & Saatchi and CDM. H4B Chelsea was Agency of the Year at the 2014 Manny Awards, the highest US-based industry agency honor.