Vice President, William Davidson Institute
Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration
University of Michigan
Ted London is a Vice President at the William Davidson Institute and a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. An internationally recognized expert on the intersection of business strategy and poverty alleviation, London focuses his research on developing enterprise strategies for base of the pyramid (BoP) markets, building cross-sector collaborations, and enhancing mutual value creation.
He has published extensively with an emphasis on creating new knowledge with important actionable outcomes, serves on several advisory boards, and shares his latest work in venues across the globe. He has also advised dozens of leadership teams in the corporate, non-profit, and development sectors on developing sustainable and scalable BoP impact enterprises. Prior to coming to the University of Michigan, London was on the faculty at the University of North Carolina, where he received his PhD in strategic management. He has also held senior management positions in the private, non-profit, and development sectors in Africa, Asia, and the U.S.
His latest book, The Base of the Pyramid Promise: Building Businesses with Impact and Scale, translates over 25 years of research and field-based experience into actionable strategies, frameworks, and tools for developing sustainable, scalable enterprises in BoP markets.