April Rinne

Founder and Principal, April Worldwide

Global authority on the new economy and the future of work. Areas of expertise include the sharing, collaborative, on-demand, gig and freelance economies; platform business models innovation; policy reform; global expansion; the future of travel and tourism; sustainable development; cities and urbanization; emerging markets; and the ethical use of technology. Trusted adviser to numerous startups, companies, governments, investors and think tanks. Acclaimed keynote speaker to private, public and social sector organizations worldwide. Frequent contributor to global news and media outlets. 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. Certified yoga instructor and advocate of mental health. 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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