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Washington, DC, United States (U.S)
Speaks English, French

Expert in growth strategy, innovative financing, innovation, and competitiveness.

Rob Henning is a frontier market strategy consultant, manager and investor with over 20 years of work experience in all levels of emerging economies from the grassroots to C-level executives and Cabinet level officials, helping accelerate economic growth and create wealth for the Base of the Pyramid (BoP). He specializes in strategy consulting, frontier market investing, project management, market research design, complex sales processes, stakeholder mapping and analysis



Experience
Foundation for a Smoke-Free World • Washington, District Of Columbia

Director, Agriculture and Economic Diversification Programs

2018 - Present (3 years, 2 months)
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World (FSFW) is an independent, non-profit organization. FSFW was established in 2017 to accelerate global efforts to reduce health impacts and deaths from smoking, with the goal of eliminating smoking worldwide in this generation
Chemonics International • Washington D.C. Metro Area

Director

2016 - 2018 (2 years, 5 months)
Drive and set strategy for new business efforts in the agricultural sector for traditional (USAID) and non-traditional donors;
Develop a suite of products and services to enhance the competitiveness of agriculture proposals including technical briefs, a LinkedIn-based Chief of Party sourcing tool, and a consortium building service;
Capture, distill, and disseminate knowledge, innovations, and best practices within Chemonics’ agriculture portfolio. Developed library of technical briefs and led multiple strategy sessions
KayTek / GaMa Entreprises • Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Vice President of the Board

2011 - 2015 (4 years, 10 months)
As part of ESPartners’ Intelligent Capital portfolio, served on the Board of a Haitian-owned housing solutions company, responsible for overall strategy, partnerships and capital raising initiatives;
Raised $2 million in capital to launch a building solutions start-up in post-earthquake Haiti. Served as Senior VP responsible for strategic business development and fundraising
Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners) • Washington D.C. Metro Area

Co-Founder & Partner

2011 - 2015 (4 years, 12 months)
Firm Leadership: co-founded an innovative advisory & investment firm focused on fostering & accelerating entrepreneurship in frontier markets. Act as titular COO of the company;
Intelligent Capital: grew and managed a portfolio of high growth SMEs in emerging markets. Compensation model based on a combination of equity and fees in return for fundraising and board level strategic support;
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: provided a suite of consulting services designed to foster private sector development including value chain selection, national competitiveness engagements and cluster strategies
OTF Group • United States

Director

2002 - 2010 (8 years, 3 months)
Served as a technical and leadership resource for OTF projects worldwide as an expert in competitiveness, value chain strategy and fragile economy private sector development;
Advisory: led OTF engagements including developing a Post-Earthquake Economic Recovery Roadmap for Haiti, a wood products strategy for Cameroon, and an entrepreneurship strategy for the IFC in Rwanda;
Business Development: identify sales leads, build relationships, articulate technical proposals, and budget engagements for corporate, government, and international donor clients;
Thought Leadership: publish and speak as a subject matter expert in cluster and value chain development in emerging markets with a focus on fragile economies. Coach junior consultants on presentations and intellectual property development
OTF Group

Director

2002 - 2010 (8 years, 3 months)
Served as a technical and leadership resource for OTF projects worldwide as an expert in competitiveness, value chain strategy and fragile economy private sector development;
Advisory: led OTF engagements including developing a Post-Earthquake Economic Recovery Roadmap for Haiti, a wood products strategy for Cameroon, and an entrepreneurship strategy for the IFC in Rwanda;
Business Development: identify sales leads, build relationships, articulate technical proposals, and budget engagements for corporate, government, and international donor clients;
Thought Leadership: publish and speak as a subject matter expert in cluster and value chain development in emerging markets with a focus on fragile economies. Coach junior consultants on presentations and intellectual property development

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