Olaf Olafsson

Olaf Olafsson

Former Executive Vice President, International and Corporate Strategy at Warner Media, LLC

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Education
B.S., BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Age
60
 

Olaf Olafsson's Biography


Olaf J. Olafsson is Executive Vice President, International and Corporate Strategy of Time Warner, responsible for the company's corporate strategy and investments. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman of Time Warner Digital Media where he was responsible for developing strategic business plans for Time Warner's diverse digital media businesses and identifying emerging growth opportunities for the company in the digital realm. Prior to joining Time Warner, Mr. Olafsson was president of Advanta Corporation, since March of 1998 and a member of its board of directors since 1997. Previously, as founder, president and chief executive officer of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Inc., a unit of Sony Corporation established in 1991, Mr. Olafsson built and managed its businesses in the United States and Europe. During his six-year tenure, he directed the worldwide operations of Sony's entertainment software and hardware divisions and was responsible for the introduction of the acclaimed PlayStation. He held several other positions at Sony, having begun his career at the company in 1986. Mr. Olafsson is the author of several novels, including Absolution (Pantheon, 1994), The Journey Home (Pantheon, 2000), and Walking Into The Night (Pantheon, 2003), as well as a collection of short stories, Valentines (Pantheon, 2007). He was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and studied as a Wien Scholar at Brandeis University, where he received his degree in physics.

Source: Warner Media, LLC on 04/04/2018

 

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Michael Stolper
Chairman of the Foundation Board of Overseers, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Paul D. Wachter
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Main Street Advisors, content partners LLC
Philip M. Browne
Senior Managing Director, Finance and Administration, FS Investments
Frank J. Caufield
Advisor, Darwin Ventures
Pascal Desroches
Senior Executive Vice President, AT&T Inc.
Theodore H. Schell
Executive Partner, Siris Capital Group, LLC
Howard L. Schrott
Board Member, BUTLER UNIVERSITY
Deborah C. Wright
Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Carver Bancorp, Inc.
Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Board Member, Waverley Capital Acquisition Corp. 1
Dr. Robert Charles Clark
Former Board Member, Warner Media, LLC