Vaclav Tehle

Vaclav focuses on making an impact to improve the lives of people in developing countries, by combining his research experience in emerging markets with his years of corporate world consulting.

After completing his Masters degree in Development Economics from the University of Oxford, Vaclav spent 1 year in Ghana and Ethiopia implementing research projects as a member of the University’s research team. He helped to design and execute projects to bring unemployed youth into the job market, as well as evaluated the effects of trade liberalization on local manufacturing firms.
On his return to Europe, he joined McKinsey & Company, where he spent 5 years consulting large corporations and governments, mainly on topics related to energy and sustainability. He advised clients in the areas of operations and strategy across Europe, Africa and Australia. During his years in consulting, he also helped to launch the McKinsey office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where he then spent 1 year supporting the local power distribution provider.
Vaclav is passionate about solving problems to improve the lives of people in developing countries, applying effective altruism principles to drive the largest impact at the lowest cost.
In his free time, Vaclav organizes the Discover Summer Academy for talented high-school students (where he also teaches the Development Studies program). He also co-founded the local branch of One World (the largest human rights documentary film festival) in his hometown.