Jim Taylor

Chief Executive, Proximity Designs

Skoll Awardee


Jim is Co-founder and Chief Executive of Proximity Designs – a social enterprise providing financial services, advisory services and farm technology for Myanmar’s rural sector since 2004. Jim lives full-time in Yangon. Prior to co-founding Proximity, Jim worked in the private sector as the chief operating officer of a leading provider of supply chain management software for the global fresh foods industry based in California. He also worked for a privately held, Fortune 400 agri-business company. Jim lived in Indonesia for seven years working as an economist, and in Cambodia for four years managing a development assistance program. 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.