Founder & CEO, Tedstrom Associates, LLC
John Tedstrom is a leader at senior levels in government, academia and business, integrating issues of national security, economics and development, and social justice. He served in the White House where he advised President Clinton on Russia and Ukraine, founded and led major international organizations fighting AIDS and other global maladies, and directed research and taught economics and national security policy at RAND and Columbia University.
From 2003-2012 Dr. Tedstrom helped advance the global fight against HIV/AIDS by founding Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), a unique US-Russian-Ukrainian joint venture whose board included leaders in politics, business, journalism and civil society from all three countries. TPAA’s path-breaking programs raised over a quarter billion dollars between 2003-2006 alone to combat AIDS and promote the human rights of people infected and affected by HIV.
In 2006 TPAA merged with The Global Business Coalition and Tedstrom joined his friend and mentor Richard Holbrooke in the fight against AIDS globally. Under Tedstrom’s leadership the organization doubled in size and expanded its mandate to fight TB, Malaria and other diseases. Tedstrom partnered closely with CEOs around the world, as well as the leaders of the UN, The Global Fund, and governments throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as the U.S. and Europe.