Natasha Azar

Vp of Investor Relations & Marketing,
University Relations


Why OUP?

What attracted me to OUP was the focus on academia, and the long-term societal impact of investing in university-founded technologies. The university research ecosystem is a key driver of the US economy - and OUP plays a key role in supporting it.

Natasha leads OUP’s investor relations and marketing functions, while also supporting the firm’s university relations efforts. She joined OUP’s university relations team in 2016 where her main focus has been maintaining and enhancing relationships with current and potential institutional partners. Prior to OUP, Natasha was a Communications and Government Affairs Specialist at Siemens Corporate Technology, the company’s central research & development unit. She is an active member of Women in VC and AUTM, and served as Chair of AUTM’s Volunteerism Committee for several years.

Natasha has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University, and a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Exeter. She resides in New Jersey and enjoys playing classical piano and golf.


  • BA, Villanova University
  • MA, University of Exeter