John Olsen

Designation: (Midwest/Chicago Co-Lead)

Department: Vice President & Global Head Medical Affairs

Dr. Olsen trained as an Anesthesiologist and spent the most recent part of his career as a Senior-Level Pharmaceutical Executive. His career has been characterized by transformational domestic and international leadership roles in publicly traded companies, government, and private healthcare industries. Dr. Olson is equally comfortable in the board room as he is on the battlefield. As a naval officer, he served as commander of a forward-deployed medical facility and more recently lead 38 country field-based teams into a new digital and remote setting due to COVID-19. He held senior Medical Affairs roles with Hospira, CAP, Baxter, Sanofi, and Sanofi-Genzyme.   Dr. Olsen received his Bachelor of Science in zoology-animal biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and earned his Doctor of Medicine from The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He also holds a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Master of Healthcare Administration from the U.S. Army Baylor University, San Antonio, Texas.   Please join me in wishing Shauna and John every success in their new chapter leadership roles