Olin Wethington is an entrepreneur, investor, and founder of Wethington International LLC, focused on investing in innovative technologies and intellectual property-based early-stage companies; his sectors of special interest include: the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, infrastructure development in clean energy, cybersecurity, and innovative e-learning platforms.
Mr. Wethington is a member of the Council on Competitiveness in the United States, as well as a Distinguished Fellow at the Council and a Commissioner on the Council’s National Commission on Competitiveness and Innovation, and a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. He has served as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of Directors of the George C. Marshall Foundation, the Atlantic Council, and the International Republican Institute. He is also a member of the CSIS Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Commission.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Wethington also served as: Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, US Department of the Treasury; Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury; G7 Finance Deputy; Special Envoy on China; Director of Economic Policy, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq; Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, US Department of Commerce; and Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary, Economic Policy Council, White House (under President George H.W. Bush).
He was a partner for fifteen years in the international law firm Steptoe & Johnson based in Washington, DC. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania.
He is a recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award, the highest honor of the U.S.
Department of the Treasury.