Stephen Sammut

Senior Fellow, Health Care Management and Lecturer, Entrepreneurship
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, PA, US
During his 24 years teaching at Wharton, Mr. Sammut has created numerous courses, including Private Equity in Emerging Markets, Health Care Entrepreneurship and the Role of the Private Sector in Global Health. He has taught over 9000 students at Penn. Mr.Sammut is a career entrepreneur, venture capitalist and private equity investor operating globally. He is visiting faculty and coordinator of the Indian School of Business healthcare management program in which he teaches a course on the Indian health care system. He is also visiting faculty at the Strathmore University Business School in Nairobi, Kenya where he founded the first Health Care Management MBA program on the African continent. He is a member of the Advisory Panel at the Abraaj Capital Africa Health Fund and a Senior Advisor to the Excelsior Group in Nairobi. He founded and chairs the International Institute for Biotechnology Entrepreneurship which has conducted 45 intensive courses or “boot camps” in 12 countries over the last 10 years. His other community-oriented activity includes board membership on Center for Medicine in the Public Interest and BioEthics International. During his career, Mr. Sammut has been a Venture Partner at Burrill & Company. Earlier in his career he was Vice President, SR One, and Vice President for Corporate Development at Teleflex Incorporated where he led the corporate private equity fund and was responsible for M&A activity. He also served as Managing Director, Center for Technology Transfer at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career as co-founder and CEO of the transplant organ bank in Philadelphia. He holds graduate and undergraduate degrees from Villanova University, holds an MBA from the Wharton School and is a DBA Candidate at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
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