iDE Global

“We can change poverty as we know it. We know how to grow food, clean our water, manage our sanitation, and generate income for people at the base of the pyramid. By leveraging the power of business, we can reach millions.”

Tim was CEO of iDE from 2012 to 2019 during which time he led the organization to greater impact, financial growth, and global recognition. Tim has more than 25 years of private sector and international development experience, living and working in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Tim launched his career in Romania, learning firsthand how handouts lead to inefficiency and waste and went on to work in more than 30 developing countries, committed to tapping market forces in service of the very poor. While in Nigeria, Tim worked with farmers, agriculture and food production companies, and the Nigerian government to increase farmer income and farm yields, impacting more than a million farmers and a UN World Business Development Award. Tim also served as head of the Private Sector Practice for the world’s largest development consultancy, Chemonics International, as well as leadership positions in East Timor, China, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Romania. Tim is a Fulbright Scholar with an M.A. in Sociology and an M.B.A. He is also a seasoned speaker, having been featured at venues such as M.I.T., the World Economic Forum / Grow Africa, Concordia, Clinton Global Initiative, and the World Food Prize.

More about Tim

LinkedIn: timprewitt
twitter: @timprewitt


Senior Advisor


China Europe International Business School
Master of Business Administration 

New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Master of Arts, Sociology / Political Science 

Lancaster University
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Sociology 

Joined iDE