Tim Prewitt is CEO of International Development Enterprises (iDE), a nonprofit organization selling affordable, technically relevant products and services to the very poor since 1983, often through closely-held social enterprises or partner businesses, from Fortune 500 Companies to kiosks and farm stalls at the base of the pyramid.
Tim has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, and Europe on agricultural productivity, technology adaptation, and economic growth. Prior to working for iDE Tim worked in Nigeria on one of the largest agricultural development programs in Africa, in partnership with Heineken, Chevron, Nestle, and Olam. Additionally, Tim served as the head of the Private Sector Practice for Chemonics International, worked in venture capital in China, and was a Fulbright Scholar. He holds an MBA and an MA in Sociology.
Tim is leading iDE to reach another 20 million people at the base of the pyramid with products such as irrigation pumps, drip irrigation kits, water filters, latrines, and on-farm technologies. He welcomes conversation with potential partners at the Skoll Forum and beyond.