Robert Wilkinson is a negotiation and leadership consultant, and a faculty member at Harvard University, where he teaches graduate courses in the Management, Leadership and Decision Sciences (MLD) Department. Rob actively consults for numerous Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, helping them to increase their effectiveness. He has nearly 25 years of experience in more than 50 countries, within the private, public and non-profit sectors. Corporate clients include General Mills, IBM, Fidelity, ExxonMobil, Merck, Deloitte, Bank of America, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and several others. Public and non-profit clients include The World Bank, United Nations, World Wildlife Fund, Red Cross, the US Postal Service, and the White House, where he trained Presidential Appointees in negotiation, leadership and management skills.
Previously, Rob worked overseas for 15 years, on numerous international negotiation projects. This included 3 years in Rwanda working with Hutu and Tutsi communities, 2 years with the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Angola, and 18 months in Laos, consulting on several development programs. He began his overseas work in Nicaragua, in both Sandinista and Contra areas. His most recent publication is a teaching case based on his work supporting a negotiating team in the Paris Climate Accords. Rob earned his Masters of Science (MS) from Stanford University, and Bachelors of Science (BS) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).