Dr. Christina Tewes-Gradl

Founder and Managing Director, endeva

Dr. Christina Tewes-Gradl is an expert on inclusive business. As a founder and managing director of Endeva, she works with partners from all sectors to identify and implement innovative market-based solutions to poverty. Christina has more than 17 years of experience in research and advising on sustainability, strategy and development issues.  She is a thought leader on inclusive business and related policies and ecosystems, having contributed more than 25 publications and speaking regularly at events on these topics.

Christina is a Co-Founder and Director of two social enterprises that enable entrepreneurship in low-income contexts, FromHere Ltd. in Rwanda and Communauts Ltd. in Uganda. Christina is a Research Fellow at the CSR Initiative of the Harvard Kennedy School and a former Kofi Annan Fellow on Global Governance. She holds a PhD on the business model concept and Masters degrees from the University of Passau and LSE.  Previously, Christina worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey&Co and with rice farmers in Madagascar.