John Tedstrom is President and CEO of the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. John joined GBC in August, 2006, and since that time has focused on leveraging the many gains made by GBC in its earlier years—a strong membership base, technical programs, and partnerships. He currently serves on the Global Health Advisory Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative.
In his time at GBC, John has led the development of an expanded mandate and strategy for GBC. The Coalition's work on tuberculosis and malaria began under John's leadership, and an updated strategy was put into place after consultation with key stakeholder groups. One of the major innovations to emerge from that process is GBC's new Impact Initiatives program, a series of focused cross-sector actions designed to achieve major results in high-priority areas.
John has also led the expansion of GBC's geographical reach through a merger with Trans Atlantic Partners Against AIDS (TPAA), an organization he founded and led prior to joining GBC. TPAA operates in Russia and Ukraine, two countries at significant risk for HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. TPAA developed several highly effective programs in a challenging environment. One of the major programs, the Russian Media Partnership (RMP), reached millions with information about HIV/AIDS and has a high success rate in spurring people to take action to know their status and to protect themselves.
John served as director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs for the U.S. National Security Council, where he provided policy advice and strategic planning for President Bill Clinton. He also managed inter-agency coordination on priority foreign policy issues in the region, with a focus on commercial, economic, and social policy toward the Newly Independent States.
John worked for nearly a decade at the RAND Corporation as economist and senior economist. In those positions, he focused on the intersection among economics, development, and international security and he led the policy analysis work of the first presidentially-mandated National Defense Panel.
John held the Jacyk Chair at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 2000-2001.