Stephen M. Sammut

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Stephen M. Sammut, Senior Fellow, Health Care Management and Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, The Wharton School, Course Learning Director

Mr. Sammut is Senior Fellow, Health Care Management and Lecturer, Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School. During his 25 years teaching at Wharton, he has created numerous courses, including Private Equity in Emerging Markets and has taught over 10,000 students. He is visiting faculty at the Indian School of Business and Strathmore University in Nairobi. His areas of research are: private equity and venture capital approaches to economic development; health care and biotech capacity building in the emerging markets; and, the role of the private sector in global health. In his private sector activity, he has founded or financed over 40 companies in health care, life sciences, education, and information technology globally. He has consulted with the IFC and World Bank on private equity, technology transfer, and venture capital program assessment. He is currently on the Abraaj Africa Health Fund Advisory Board and consults for several international PE and VC funds. Earlier in his career he was Vice President, SR One, the venture capital arm of GSK, and Vice President for Corporate Development at Teleflex Incorporated, Managing Director, Center for Technology Transfer at the University of Pennsylvania and the Co-founder and CEO of the regional organ transplant bank in Philadelphia. He holds multiple degrees from Villanova University, has an MBA from the Wharton School, and is a DBA Candidate at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.