Terry Nelidov

Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability

Managing Director

Terry Nelidov is Managing Director of the Erb Institute at the University of Michigan.

The Erb Institute’s mission is simple and ambitious, to a sustainable world through the power of business. Building on nearly three decades of research, teaching, and business engagement, the Institute is one of the world’s leading sources of knowledge and practice for business leadership in a rapidly changing world. The institute’s work includes graduate and undergraduate teaching; sustainability executive education; scholarly and applied research; global conferences; and facilitation of industry roundtables. The Erb Institute’s network of nearly 700 alumni in 17 countries continues to move the needle on global sustainability through impactful alumni careers.

Terry came to the Erb Institute from BSR (Business for Social Responsibility), where he worked with companies on social risk, human development, and global supply chains across Latin America, Asia, and the US. Terry began his sustainability career as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay in the early 1990s. Later he served as Founding Director of INCAE Business School’s Business Leadership for Sustainable Development Network in Latin America, as General Manager for AmeriCasas (a start-up land-development company 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).