Jim Taylor

March 22, 2022 | secon2023

Jim Taylor is Co-founder and Chief Executive of Proximity Designs, a social business operating in Myanmar since 2004, that delivers affordable and innovative products and services for farm families living in poverty. A social entrepreneur with over 25 years of public and private sector experience in Asia, Jim continues to lead the organization during the ever-changing political and economic landscape in Myanmar. With previous experience at leading providers of supply chain management software for the global fresh foods industry and Fortune 400 agri-business companies, Jim has also built experience working as an economist in Indonesia and managing a development assistance program in Cambodia. He has worked in India, Bangladesh and Singapore as a consultant. Jim holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School. In 2012, he received awards from the Schwab Foundation (World Economic Forum) and Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship.