Sven Harmsen

Director of External Ventures, 

Sven leads Saint-Gobain NOVA North America. In this role, Sven is responsible for driving NOVA’s growth strategy in alignment with overall corporate engagement and investments in startup companies.

Sven holds a Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, with a focus on Chemistry, from the Julius-Maximilians-University in Wuerzburg, Germany. He completed post-doctoral work at Stanford University.

Fluent in English and German, he currently lives in the greater Boston area.

Outside of work, he enjoys outdoor activities like kayaking, sailing, hiking and spending time with his family.

Sven Harmsen