Shizu Okusa is the Founder & CEO of Apothékary, a plant-based farmacy that couples traditional medicine with modern day science in offering natural alternatives to synthetic over-the-counter drugs and beauty products.
Shizu started her entrepreneurial journey eight years ago with her first company, JRINK, a cold-pressed juice brand with more than seven locations including a partnership with Whole Foods. She exited the company in 2019.
Pre entrepreneurship, she was a former investment banker at Goldman Sachs and The World Bank Group's private equity division, IFC Asset Management Company. Shizu graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2010 as a Leslie Wong Fellow with a Bachelors of Commerce in Finance.