Lawrence Chen is an MBA candidate at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Throughout his career, he has focused on developing products and solutions for vulnerable people groups both domestically and internationally. Chen previously worked with organizations in the Dominican Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Myanmar, and India to develop for-profit ventures and nonprofits that bolster economic development. During his Ross Multidisciplinary Action Project (MAP), he worked with Poornatha, a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) accelerator in Madurai, India, to develop a five-year growth strategy for organization in the state of Tamil Nadu.
Chen is currently the Director of Investments at the U-M Social Venture Fund and leads financial vehicles research on the International Investment Fund. He worked at Boston Consulting Group in the summer of 2019 and will be returning to the firm following graduation. Chen holds a B.A. in Religious Studies and Communication Studies from Westmont College.