April Rinne is chief strategy officer at Collaborative Lab, where she works with companies, governments and entrepreneurs worldwide interested in understanding collaborative consumption (or the ‘sharing economy’) and harnessing the opportunities it presents. She leads the Shareable Cities practice, which helps public leaders apply these models for urban planning and resilience. Rinne sets Collaborative Lab’s global strategy, which is helped by her travels to 86 countries.
Previously, she was director of WaterCredit at Water.org. She has worked as a private lawyer focusing on international finance, taught for the International Development Law Organization and advised numerous social enterprises. Her ground-breaking work in microfinance focused on the role of reputation and social capital and the importance of developing robust policy and regulatory ‘enabling environments’ for new business forms to thrive.
She is a young global leader at the World Economic Forum where she leads the Sharing Economy Working Group and is on the Sharing Economy Advisory Board for Seoul, South Korea. She is a director of the World Wide Web Foundation and a member of REX. Rinne holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an MA in International Finance from The Fletcher School, and a BA from Emory University.