Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee SandersU.S. AMBASSADOR TO Nigeria & ECOWAS 2007-2010; Republic OF CONGO 2002-2005; CEO FE3DS, LLC; Founder FEEEDS Initiative, Adjunct Professor Robert Morris University
Ambassador (Dr.) Robin Renee Sanders is CEO of the FEEEEDS Advocacy Initiative and owns FE3DS, LLC both which work on economic development, human rights, and business strategies for Africa. Prior to this, 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, Conflict Resolution, and Human Cultural Communication. Her business expertise lies in agriculture, aviation security, housing, ICT, Small-Medium Enterprises, and health systems. Ambassador Sanders serves on U.S. Trade Representative Africa Advisory Committees; Chairwoman of U.S. EXIM Africa Committee; and, a member of Human Rights Watch Board and the prestigious Academy of Diplomacy.
Ambassador Sanders holds a Doctor of Science degree from Pittsburgh’s Robert Morris University (RMU); Masters of Art and Masters of Science degrees in International Relations, Africa Studies, and Communications, respectively from Ohio University; and, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hampton University. Sanders is currently on Songhai Integrative Farms Systems Board – a leading African agricultural center. 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 such as the African Advocacy Impact, and Diaspora Awards. She is a member of the U.S. National Honor and Scholar Society for her public policy and academic work.