Rich Pugh

Co-founder & Chief Data Scientist at Mango Solutoins

Data Science


Richard Pugh is Mango Solutions’ Chief Data Scientist and has over 20 years’ experience of working with data. As co-founder of Mango, Richard has led a wide range of ground-breaking data science projects for some of the most forward-thinking companies in the world.

During his two decades in the industry, Richard has become a leader in the Data Science field. He started out with a BSc in Mathematics and Statistics from Bath University, which led to work as a consultant in the pharmaceutical and financial sectors. In 2002 he co-founded Mango Solutions, which allowed him to make his vision of proactive, data driven business culture a reality. In his day-to-day role, Richard spends much of his time advising clients from a variety of industries on data-driven strategies, while keeping up-to-date with the cutting-edge commercial applications of data science.

Richard is incredibly passionate about supporting the R and Data Science communities. He co-authored the book “R in 24 Hours”, was the first president of the R Consortium, sits on the RSS Data Science Section Committee and regularly speaks at events. Richard uses his vast experience to help companies make better decisions through data, and remove any perceived constraints on the limits of data science, sharing that it can inform and transform all aspects of a business.