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Laurie Olson

Director at Karuna Therapeutics

Laurie Olson is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with more than 30 years of experience in commercial and corporate strategy. As a former Corporate Officer and Executive Leadership Team member at Pfizer Inc, Ms. Olson advanced from Marketing and Commercial development roles to serving as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Commercial Operations, leading approximately 2,000 colleagues in more than 100 countries at the time of her retirement from Pfizer in 2018. During her role as Director of Corporate Strategy, she supported the organization in its achievement of greater strategic focus and renewed growth. Her pharmaceutical career has included a keen focus on the interface between R&D and commercial organizations, fueled by a philosophy that the needs of patients are best realized via deep customer insights, data-driven decisions, and the seamless integration of scientific and marketing disciplines. She is a recognized champion of innovation balanced with pragmatism to deliver results, a culture-builder of engaged colleagues, and a strong advocate for workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ms. Olson received a B.A in Economics from SUNY Stony Brook and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Hofstra University. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Mystic Seaport Museum, the nation’s leading maritime museum, in Mystic, CT.

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  • Director

    Current role

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