Sebastian Giwa, PhD, MBA - Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Elevian

Sebastian Giwa, PhD, MBA — Co-Founder & Executive Chairman

Dr. Giwa is Chairman and was founding CEO of the two biotechs, Sylvatica Biotech and Ossium Health. There he raised significant funding from leading VCs, industry as well as from the National Institutes of Health and the US Army. He also helped oversee the development of a clinical grade, fully industrialized, cGMP processing capability and receiving FDA "go ahead" for multiple uses/indications of a lead product.

Dr. Giwa was the founding CEO of the Organ Preservation Alliance where he for instance launched new global initiatives at the White House and still serves on the Executive Committee of the American Society of Transplantation's Organ Preservation and Procurement branch.

Other experience includes trading analytics and investment research at world leading hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, consulting at Bain, equity research at Goldman Sachs and serving two terms as the President of the National Youth Council of Sweden.

Dr. Giwa holds a PhD in Economics (conducted at SSE, Harvard and MIT) and an MBA from Harvard where he graduated with High Distinction and was named a Baker Scholar.