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Kim Robinson leads Renaissance Strategic Solutions, www.renaissance-ss.com, a Johannesburg based consulting firm with an African and global reach. Renaissance has three lines of business: legal advisory (building business relationships between the US and Africa, seeking recoveries for African investors in US courts, mediation, and dispute resolution); strategic/organisational development (training, facilitation, strategic planning, capacity building, ethics education, and USAID procedures); and creative advocacy (raising capital for African film and television) Renaissance provides strategic solutions to corporates, law firms, government departments, SMEs, NGOs, investors, funders, and creatives.
Ms. Robinson is an attorney, Fulbright Scholar, internationally accredited commercial mediator, and Associate Producer of the film, Tell Me Sweet Something http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4573706/ . Prior to founding Renaissance, Ms. Robinson was Executive Director of Student Sponsorship Programme, a South African non-profit trust. Previously, she was the Coordinator, Organisational and Leadership Development at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy. From 2001-2005, Ms. Robinson served as in-house counsel to the U.S. Agency for International Development in Botswana covering legal, policy, management, and development issues throughout Southern Africa. Ms. Robinson's experience in South Africa and Southern Africa dates from 1991 when she was a Human Rights Intern at the law firm of Smith, Tabata, Inc. She returned to South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar. Later she clerked for Justice Johann Kriegler of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Ms. Robinson was an associate at the law firm of Bingham McCutchen (now Morgan Lewis) in San Francisco and clerked for Chief Judge John T. Nixon of the U.S. District Court , Nashville, Tennessee.
Ms. Robinson is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Hunter College of the City University of New York. She loves film, books, tennis, and travel. She is a New Yorker by birth, proudly South African by marriage, and a global citizen by choice. She is a Fellow of the sixth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.