April Rinne Global Sharing Economy | Shareable Cities Advisor

April is a sharing economy and Shareable Cities expert, focusing on the linkages and opportunities between the sharing economy and cities; policy; travel and tourism; and emerging markets. She advises companies, local and national governments, entrepreneurs, think tanks, investors and development banks, working across for-profit and non-profit models.

Previously April was Chief Strategy Officer at Collaborative Lab, global Director of WaterCredit at Water.org, a private lawyer focusing on international microfinance and impact investing, and adjunct faculty at the International Development Law Organization. She advises numerous social enterprises, ranging from BOP marketplace creation to alternative currencies, across a range of developed and developing countries.

April holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.A. in International Finance from The Fletcher School, and a B.A. from Emory University. She is a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum where she leads the Sharing Economy Working Group and serves on the Urbanization advisory group. She also serves on the Sharing Economy Advisory Boards for Seoul, South Korea and the National League of Cities. She is a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation and a member of REX. She is an avid globetrotter, having traveled to 87 countries (at last count), and does a mean handstand.