Bernat Ollé

Institution: Vedanta Biosciences, US

Dr. Olle is a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta Biosciences. He is also a Venture Partner at PureTech Health, a venture creation group based in Boston, where he has been a member of the founding teams of several portfolio companies. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Vedanta Biosciences and Follica Biosciences. In 2013 Dr. Olle was named “Innovator of the Year” in MIT Technology Review Spain’s “Innovators under 35” awards, and in 2015 he was awarded the Princess of Girona business award. He completed his doctoral work at the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT, where he developed a novel method for large scale bacterial culture. During his graduate work, Dr. Olle was awarded the “la Caixa” fellowship. Dr. Olle received his B.Eng. In Chemical Engineering from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, his M.S. and PhD in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT, and his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.