Nils Olsen
Harvard Kennedy School
Master of Public Policy Candidate, 2026
Harvard Business School
Master of Business Administration, 2026

A veteran with distinguished experience in Europe and Africa, Nils Olsen aims to integrate public, private, and civic sectors to foster economic growth in emerging markets. A West Point graduate, he spent most of his career as a paratrooper in Italy, working closely with NATO allies to preserve democracy across the continent and globally. Pursuing a joint Master of Public Policy and Business Administration at Harvard, he is keen to explore trade policy’s intersection with foreign policy.

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