Phil Budden is a Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan affiliated with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship.
He joined the British Foreign Office as a diplomat in 1993. Budden’s first ten years as a diplomat were focused on Britain's membership in the European Union and its key economic and technology policies. His second decade was spent in the US, first at the British Embassy in Washington (focused on transatlantic economic and technology issues including national security, international science and innovation links, and trade policy). From 2007 until 2012, he served as the British Consul General to New England based in Boston. As CG, Budden had responsibility for transatlantic business affairs including trade and investment, science and innovation, and politics and policy issues. In September 2012, while based at MIT Sloan, Budden undertook a project for No. 10 (and UK Trade and Investment), to inform the UK's Entrepreneurs Campaign. He is currently on leave from the British Government, working in Boston's private sector for the Royal Bank of Scotland's US subsidiary, RBS Citizens, focusing on British-American trade and investment.
Budden holds a BA and MA in history from Oxford University, an MA in history and government from Cornell University, and a PhD in international political economy from Oxford University.
For more background on this faculty member's research and academic initiatives, please visit the MIT Sloan faculty directory.
Tel: (617) 253-1000