Jussi Westergren

Title: Honorary Fellow

JussiJussi, a native of Finland, has lived and worked on three different continents as a scientist, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist and developed a broad and deep network in the global industrial, financial and scientific research communities. Jussi and his wife Sally live with their two children in Vancouver, Canada.

A theoretical physicist who began his academic career at McGill University, Montreal before moving to the University of Helsinki and more recently the University of Oxford, Jussi’s enduring scientific interests lie in the fields of theory and simulation of complex socio economic, biological, chemical and physical systems.

Jussi also has considerable experience in investing in science and technology and at building successful early stage technology companies. Jussi founded Lateral Logic, G-Cluster, Capacity Networks and Scientific Research Capital, an investment company focused on investing in science and companies that commercialize science with the potential to change the world. Jussi is also involved with Intellectual Ventures/IDF, an idea buying and development fund.

Jussi is a director of a national museum for contemporary art, a trustee of an initiative with a focus on high school education in Eastern Africa, and a former director of a pair of wildlife conservation charities. He is also a passionate supporter of the work of institutes in Africa that are searching for human origins and educating the next generation of mathematicians. Jussi and Sally support and actively work with a range of health and education charities and art programs in their community.