K. Riva Levinson
K. Riva Levinson is the founder, President and CEO of KRL International LLC. Over the past 25 years, Ms. Levinson has earned a reputation as sought-after strategist managing international policy issues.
A front-page profile in The Hill, a prominent Washington newspaper, said Riva Levinson “…has been in trickier spots and taken up more daunting causes than all but a few other lobbyists in town.” A recent Financial Times article described Ms. Levinson’s reputation in advocacy as “formidable.”
Prior to founding KRL, Ms. Levinson served as Managing Director at BKSH & Associates (now the Prime Policy Group), owned by Burson-Marsteller and Young & Rubicam. At BKSH, Ms. Levinson directed the company’s international practice.
Ms. Levinson has travelled to over 50 countries throughout her career and has managed projects of consequence in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. Ms. Levinson is the long-time advisor to Africa’s first elected female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and KRL is the company of record for the government of Liberia in Washington, DC credited with supporting Liberia’s post conflict transformation.
Ms. Levinson serves on the Advisory Council of Last Mile Health (LMH), a non-profit healthcare provider dedicated to saving lives in the world’s most remote villages. Ms. Levinson is regularly quoted, featured and reported on in publications around the world. Her recent writings and coverage can be accessed here.
Areas of Expertise
Strategic Communications and Positioning, Market Entry and Market Expansion, Government Relations and Lobbying, Democratic Institution Building, Political Party Training and Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Public-Private Partnerships
BA, Economics & International Affairs, Tufts University
MA, Security Studies, Georgetown University
Graduate studies at the University of Barcelona in Political Economy