Terry Nelidov serves as Managing Director of the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan, the sustainability partnership between the Ross School of Business and the School for Environment and Sustainability. Erb Institute faculty, students and business partners work together to fulfill the institute mission “to create a sustainable world through the power of business”.
Terry came to the University of Michigan from BSR, where he worked with client companies to integrate social and environmental performance into company strategy and operations across projects in the US, Central America and Asia. Terry began his career in Business Marketing at Pacific Bell in California, and then went on to serve as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. He spent 15 years living and working across Central and South America, serving as Founding Director of INCAE Business School’s Business for Sustainable Development Network in Costa Rica; as General Manager for AmeriCasas in El Salvador; and then Country Representative for Catholic Relief Services in Peru.
Terry holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain. His languages include native English, as well as Spanish, Portuguese and Guarani (Paraguay).