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Walter Olesiak

MBA '02

Investment Partner
Mitsui & Co. (San Francisco, CA)


Mr. Olesiak is an Investment Partner with MCVP, focused on investments in the biotech and life sciences space. Most recently Mr. Olesiak was a Director with Cambridge Pharma Consultancy where he worked with pharmaceutical and biotech clients to address issues of market access for new products and technologies, to ensure consideration of the commercial value of products in strategic planning and to guide development of pricing and reimbursement strategies specific to the dynamics of different country markets. Prior to Cambridge, Mr. Olesiak spent close to ten years in Japan, initially with Genzyme Japan and later with SRL Incorporated. During his tenure in Japan he had responsibilities spanning business development, corporate strategy, contract negotiation and corporate partnering.


Mr. Olesiak is a cum laude graduate in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and holds an MBA from the Johnson School of Cornell University.