Ambassador Sanders' Bio & Linkin Profile



Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders Former U.S. AMBASSADOR TO Nigeria & ECOWAS ; Republic OF cONGO; Present: CEO FE3DS, LLC; CEO& Founder FEEEDS Initiative, 2019 Rooney Scholar at  Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO of the FEEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC both which work on economic development and business strategies for Africa. The FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative also publishes the @The FEEEDS® Index, which provides polling data from African respondents on key national issues. Ambassador Sanders holds a Doctorate Degree in Information Systems and Communications from Pittsburgh's Robert Morris. Prior to becoming CEO-FEEEDS, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to several countries (Nigeria and Republic of Congo) and U.S. Permanent Representative to the West African Regional Organization ECOWAS. As an academic while serving in the U.S. Diplomatic Service, Dr. Sanders was the International Affairs Advisor and Deputy Commander of the Eisenhower Resource College of the National Defense University. A noted international lecturer, she has taught International and African Affairs, National Security Strategies, and Human Cultural Communication. Her other areas of expertise are election and democratic processes, food security, education, and the environment. Sanders served twice as Africa Director at the National Security Council at the White House, and is currently a Visiting Scholar under the CIC Woodrow Wilson Program and at Nigeria's National Defense College. Her business expertise lies in the areas of agriculture, aviation security, housing, information technology, fintech, small medium size enterprises, and the Diaspora. Ambassador Sanders serves on the U.S. Trade Representative Africa Advisory Committees; is a member of Human Rights Watch and the prestigious Academy of Diplomacy of former U.S. Ambassadors.  Dr. Sanders is a regular Africa subject matter expert for Al Jazeera, and has appeared China Global Network,  CNN International, This Week's ABC News, and served as an expert witness before the United States Congress on African issues.

In addition to her doctorate degree, Ambassador Sanders also holds both a Master of Art and Master of Science degree from Ohio University respectively in International Relation-Africa Studies, and Communications, as well as a Bachelor of Art in Communications from Hampton University. Sanders is on the board of Songhai Integrative System – a leading Benin-based African smart food security and smart environment center. Sanders’ FEEEDS® Advocacy Initiative focuses and works on the key global issues of food security (agriculture), education, environment-energy, economics, development and self-help, particularly for SMEs, or what she calls the FEEEDS issues. She is a RMU Trustee and past Board Member of Smithsonian African Art Museum Trustee. She serves on several SME boards focused on information technology and financial services; renewable energy, and power. Sanders is the author of two books, The Legendary Uli Women of Nigeria, and The Rise of Africa Small and Medium Size Businesses," 

Dr. Sanders is the recipient of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Civilian Honor Award (one of the highest U.S. military civilian honor awards); three State Department Superior Honor Awards; four State Department Meritorious Honor Awards; the “Medal of Honor” from the President of the Republic of Congo; several citations in Who’s Who in America; and, received several leadership honors as CEO-FEEEDS such as the African Advocacy Impact, the Diaspora Leader, and Diplomatic Leader Awards. She is a member of the U.S. National Honor and Scholar Society for her public policy and academic work. Her other diplomatic overseas postings have included the Dominican Republic, Portugal, Sudan, Namibia, and Senegal, with missions to Angola, South Africa, DRC, Cameroon, Botswana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia, and Benin. Sanders speaks some French, Spanish and Portuguese. Articles written by Dr. Sanders can be found on: www.blogitrrs.blogspot.comfollow her on www.twitter.com/@rrsafrica or visit the FEEEDS and FE3DS website at http/:ambassadorrobinreneesanders.com. Older posting can be found on: www.huffingtonpost.com, www.foodsecurity.asc.ukLinkin Profile