• April Rinne

    New Economy Advisor, Investor & Pathfinder

    April Rinne is a global authority on the sharing economy, the digital economy and new tech-enabled business models. Her areas of expertise include policy reform, global expansion, future of work, future of travel, cities, and emerging markets. She is a trusted adviser to numerous startups, companies, and governments worldwide.

    Within the future of work, April has focused on how the world of work is changing and the new universe of opportunities that new technologies open up for people to earn income. While much of her work to date has focused on the rise of freelancers, independent workers and self-employed, she also advises on the rise of global citizenship, digital nomads and talent mobility. This is helped by her own globetrotting — April has traveled to 95 countries (to date) and has work experience in >50 countries on six continents.

    The fine print:
    World Economic Forum: Young Global Leader; Head, Sharing Economy Working Group; Member, Global Futures Council on the Future of Mobility; Member, Urbanization Advisory Board.
    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. Advisor to numerous social enterprises and microfinance institutions. Adjunct faculty, International Development Law Organization.
    Education: JD, Harvard Law School; MA in International Finance, The Fletcher School; BA summa cum laude in International Relations, Emory University.

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