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Olivier Szymkowiak

Head of Financial Affairs

Olivier Szymkowiak has been appointed Head of Financial Affairs of Lyonbiopôle on July 1st, 2015. His missions cover the cluster’s funding as well as its ecosystem’s financial issues : R&D projects funding, venture capital & SMEs financing…

 

Since 1991, Olivier has successively worked as a banker, in Europe and Asia, an investor and an entrepreneur. Olivier has a strong expertise of the Life Sciences industry. In particular, he has been from 2005 to 2012 Chief Investment Officer of SHAM, the leading French medical civil liability insurer, where he has launched a successful private and public investment activity targeting innovative biotech and medtech companies such as Adocia, Biom’up, EyeTechCare, Laboratoires Narval, Voluntis, Alizé Pharma, Cytoo, Orega Biotech…

 

Olivier graduated in 1990 from Reims Graduate Management School and holds a MBA from Northeastern University.