Ted London '77 Receives 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award
Posted 04/20/2011 12:33PM

Ted London, a member of the Class of 1977, returned to campus on Friday to receive the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award. After a luncheon with members of the Alumni Association, Ted spoke to 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders about his work in poverty alleviation.

Ted also enjoyed a tour of campus and reconnecting with former classmates and teachers. Ted is a well-known scholar on issues relating to the Base of the Pyramid and his research focuses on combining business strategies with poverty alleviation. Currently, Ted serves as senior research fellow at the William Davidson Institute and is a professor at the University of Michigan.

A graduate of Lehigh University (BS, Mechanical Engineering), the Peter Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University (MBA), and the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School (PhD), Ted is the author of numerous articles and books and a frequent lecturer. After visiting TCS, he spoke at the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University.

Below, Ted catches up with former teacher Alice Castelli and his mother, Elizabeth London.