Just because the future looks chaotic doesn’t mean it has to be. April Rinne’s gift is to see key shifts early amid chaos and disruption, and to translate them in ways that help people and businesses catalyze growth and flourish. She is one of the world’s leading humanist futurists — a change navigator — who draws from nearly 30 years of experience working and traveling in 100+ countries, as well as insights from her bestselling book, Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change, to be audiences’ #1 guide to today’s uncertain world.
Ranked by Forbes as one of the 50 leading female futurists in the world, Rinne is a trusted advisor to well-known startups, companies, financial institutions, non-profits, think tanks, and governments. Past clients have included Airbnb, Nike, Intuit, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, AnyRoad, and Unsettled as well as governments ranging from Singapore to South Africa, Canada to Colombia, and Italy to India. She’s renowned for her ability to see emerging trends early, understand their potential, and help others do the same.
Early in her career, Rinne was a global development executive and an international microfinance lawyer. She also spent the better part of four years traveling solo in a quest to better understand how humans see, think about, struggle with, and ultimately forge healthy relationships with uncertainty. Her takeaway? Change is universal, how we deal with it is not. Rinne has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and both Thinkers50 and the Silicon Guild have inducted her into their ranks.
Rinne holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.A. in International Business and Finance from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a B.A. in International Studies and Italian summa cum laude from Emory University. She is a Fulbright Scholar and studied at Oxford University, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and the European University Institute.