Stephanie Oestrich, Chief Business Officer, Galecto
Stephanie Oestreich is Chief Business Officer at Galecto and serves on the boards of the German American Business Council in Boston, the French American Chamber of Commerce of New England, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Network and is the chair of the McCloy Alumni Association. She is also on the faculty of MIT, a member of the Launchpad Venture Group, an advisor at grIP Venture Studio and with the drug development and investment company OrangeGrove Bio and a member of the W20 Entrepreneurship task force, the official engagement group of the G20.
Previously she was Vice President at cell therapy company Mnemo Therapeutics heading up operations and alliance management in the US and in Paris, a Venture Partner at RA Capital and Executive Vice President at Evotec where she built its North American investment arm and started an incubator with Samsara BioCapital.
She also worked as International Business Leader at F. Roche Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., and for Novartis in Business Development and in Commercial in different geographies and therapeutic areas where she built teams and successfully launched 6 drugs in immunology and oncology.
Stephanie conducted the research for her Ph.D. in biochemistry in the lab of a Nobel Prize winner at Harvard Medical School and obtained an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.
As a semi-professional violinist, she performs with Philharmonic orchestras in Carnegie Hall and other international venues and conducts workshops with live orchestras, demonstrating the similarities between teams and leadership in music and management.