Nina Teng

  • Degree Programme: PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

BSE, University of Pennsylvania

MA, Columbia University

MPA/ID, Harvard University

Nina Teng is a PhD candidate in Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School. Her research focuses on understanding how organizations scale up radical innovations and social impact. Nina works with startups, innovation accelerators, and corporate venture programs to conduct field research and experiments (A/B tests) that inform both theory and practice.

Nina's industry experience motivates her research. Prior to academia, she was an early employee and founding Vice President of Public Affairs at Grab, where she led government affairs, public policy, and social impact at the leading ride-hailing and superapp platform in Southeast Asia. She was also an early investor in Grab in 2014. Nina continues to invest in and advise technology startups through her venture fund, CSVE Ventures; and proudly serve on the Extended Leadership Team of the XA Network, Southeast Asia’s largest tech angel investor network.

Advice on LBS Admissions: PhD in Strategy and Entrepreneurship

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Singh, J., Teng, N. and Netessine, S. (2019) Philanthropic Campaigns and Customer Behavior: Field Experiments on an Online Taxi Booking Platform. Management Science, 65(2): 913–932.