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British Robinson

Coordinator, Prosper Africa

Bio Current as of July 21, 2023

Ms. British A. Robinson serves as the Coordinator for Prosper Africa, a Presidential-level, national security initiative to strengthen the strategic and economic partnership between the United States and African countries. In this role, she works with businesses, investors, and government leaders to forge a true 21st Century partnership that creates jobs, diversifies global supply chains, and tackles challenges like climate change and energy transition.

At the helm of Prosper Africa, Robinson collaborates closely with the White House National Security Council and the initiative’s 17 participating U.S. federal agencies to advance the U.S. Government’s strategy for Africa. Through a whole-of-government approach, she mobilizes and amplifies the full suite of U.S. Government resources that support African and American businesses and investors to enter and expand in new markets.

Robinson is a visionary leader and social impact champion with decades of experience leveraging corporate engagement to spearhead initiatives in international and domestic health, education, corporate social responsibility, government relations, advocacy, and policy. In 2022, she was named one of Forbes’ 50 Over 50 for Impact – a list of entrepreneurs and changemakers who are helping to make the world a better, more equitable place.

Prior to joining Prosper Africa, Robinson served as President and CEO of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy where she oversaw the strategic direction and all operations of the organization, which was established by former First Lady Barbara Bush in 1989. A true innovator, Robinson also served as the founding CEO of the Women’s Heart Alliance, a collaboration between two of America’s leading medical institutions: the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Her extensive leadership experience includes service as Senior Vice President of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives at Women for Women International and Vice President of Global Strategy and Programs at Susan G. Komen.