April Rinne

Founder and Principal, April Worldwide

Global authority on the new economy: sharing economy, collaborative economy, on-demand economy, freelance economy and new tech-enabled business models. Areas of expertise include the future of work; policy reform; global citizenship; the future of travel and tourism; sustainable development; cities; and emerging markets. Trusted adviser to numerous startups, companies, governments, investors and think tanks worldwide.

Public speaker and advocate: Acclaimed keynote speaker to private, public and social sector organizations around the world on how to rethink business, value, well-being and the future. Not just a thought leader, but a doer.

Globetrotter: Travels to more than 100 countries (to date) and work experience in >50 countries on six continents. Extensive solo travel, including almost four years as a 20-something, with the goal of seeing how as much of the rest of the world lives as possible.

The fine print: Head, Sharing Economy Working Group - Member, Global Futures Council on the Future of Mobility - Member, Urbanization Advisory Board - Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Member, China National Sharing Economy Committee. Member of the Sharing Economy Advisory Boards of Seoul (South Korea), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), SEDK (Denmark), and the National League of Cities (USA). Formerly: Chief Strategy Officer, Collaborative Lab. Private lawyer focusing on international finance and impact investing. Global Director of WaterCredit (microfinance + water and sanitation), Water.org. BA summa cum laude in International Relations, Emory University; MA in International Finance, The Fletcher School; JD, Harvard Law School.

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