Musheer Robinson

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Musheer Robinson


Musheer Robinson is Chief Executive Officer, Williams-Wallace Management Consultancy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He is also a Louisiana State Chairman of the NAACP and a Life Time Golden Member of the organization. His life story includes serving as a Southern Voting Rights and Desegregation organizer in Mississippi, Louisiana and North Carolina. Mr. Robinson did his undergraduate studies at Brown University and medical physiology studies at Oxford University in the UK.[1]

Career

Prior to joining Williams-Wallace Management Consultancy team, Musheer Robinson served as a Director of Arthur J. Gallagher the world's fourth largest insurance brokerage and risk consulting firm where he helped to develop the integrated risk management and transfer strategies of major US developers, marine and energy industry and public entity clients as well as global trading and logistics companies in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the United Kingdom. Mr. Robinson simultaneously served as Vice Chairman of Swiftships, the world's leading below frigate class ship builder with naval, energy and coast guard customers in forty one nations. Mr. Robinson remains the Vice Chairman of Swiftships (a Morgan City Louisiana headquartered business) as well as Shore Workforce Solutions a leading labor force outsourcing company headquartered in Amelia, Louisiana.

Prior to joining Gallagher, from 2001 until 2005, Mr. Robinson served as CEO of the LeGenesis Group a global developer facilitator whose global consulting strategy boutique, Applied Business Strategies, Inc. helped to develop logistics process and software solutions for leading construction industry firms like Parsons and technology firms like Microsoft and Unisys, public entities including Camden County, N.J and developers such as KML the largest mixed used developer in Canada.

From 1998 until 2001, Mr. Robinson served as a Divisional President and a General Partner for one of the nation's largest construction industry focused risk management and insurance brokers, The Allied Group of Companies. During his tenure at Allied, he initiated on behalf of the firm's major outside investor, the Zurich Insurance company, an enterprise wide business process reengineering effort to transform the firm's technology, HR and products suite. His clients included some of the world's major construction organizations, developers, public entities and insurers, e.g. builders such as URS/O'Brien-Kreitzberg insurers such as AIG and the Zurich family of companies, foreign nations including Morocco and China and domestic governments including New York City and developers such as Millennium, Taubman, and DeBartalo.

From 1991 until 1998, Mr. Robinson held a number of senior positions at Marsh & McLennan Companies including serving as Global Practice Leader for the Marsh intra-company subsidiary (Marsh/Mercer/NERA) strategy consulting practice that focused on large complex assignments with country economy and state owned enterprise and Fortune 500 supply chain restructurings being the main stay of the practices focus. This "one firm/firm" consultancy that reported to the firm's Vice Chairman, Tim Mahoney, provided multi-disciplinary teams of economists, strategy and business process reengineering consultants, capital markets professionals and risk management experts. Its large inter-disciplinary consulting assignments included Fortune 100, Federal Government Agencies, state and local governments, foreign nations and multi-lateral agency clients, e.g. Ford Motor Company...supply chain restructuring; Zurich US...creation of synthetic surety and political risk products; GE Capital....insurance products; HUD....Hope Six Programming; and DOE....for nuclear materials handling privatization, the World Bank....water projects on all continents; and the governments of Ghana, Russia, South Africa, Trinidad, Nigeria, China and Korea for privatization consulting in the areas of telecom, energy and transportation. Mr. Robinson also served as Senior Vice President and National Public Sector Practice leader for industry leading MMI construction practice; which managed the insurance portfolios and the risk management for many of the largest construction enterprises, programs and projects.

Prior to Marsh, Mr. Robinson spent a decade on Wall Street. His engagements included serving as a Public Funds Practice Leader and major credit lead banker and new business coordinator for Smith Barney, N.Y. and as President of Metro Equities, Chicago. As head of Smith Barney's Public Funds marketing and Metro Equities Asset management businesses, his teams brought more than $13 billion of pension funds under Metro and Smith Barney's management. His investment banking practices senior managed the underwriting of over $24.5 billion of tax-exempt and taxable securities transactions for the infrastructure programs of the States of New York, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey and Cities such as Chicago , New York City, Philadelphia and San Francisco. He also served as privatization consultant to Lilco and Puerto Rican Telecom and served on the board of the Gibraltar based Incaval money management company; which is a subsidiary of the private Swiss Bank, Inca Bank. Prior to his Wall Street career Musheer Robinson served simultaneously for four years as Adjunct Professor at the Empire State Labor College of the State University of New York and as the Executive Director of the Public Health Institute at Rutgers University, Newark and as a fellow of the Occupational Hygiene Center at Cornell Medical School in NYC.[2]

Education

Mr. Robinson did his undergraduate studies at Brown University and medical physiology studies at Oxford University in the UK.

Achievements

  • Lecturer on investment banking, capital markets and Six Sigma at Clark Atlanta University?s Graduate School of Business
  • Host of weekly show on National Catholic Radio
  • Chairman of the State of Washington's Minority Contractors' Commission
  • Appointed by President Bush to the Los Angeles Rebuild LA commission effort
  • Advisor to Microsoft on process strategy and SME issues
  • Board Member of the Jesuits' (Society of Jesus) Sacred Heart Media Apostolate
  • Advisor to Kinko's Chairman on International roll-out
  • Advisor to ANC in South Africa on transition from Apartheid
  • Advisor to Amway on International roll-out
  • Founding Member of the Bishop Tutu Scholarship Fund
  • Keynote speaker at numerous national gatherings including SBA convention, Black Enterprise Conference, AIG Conference on International Risk, Construction Futures Conference, World Bank Political Risk Conference, etc.
  • Former Board Member White Lung Association
  • Advisor to Secretary of Energy Hazel O'Leary on international business and policy with a focus on China, South Africa and Russia
  • Advisor to the US Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Advisor to South African Airways on repositioning route structures and equipment financing
  • Advisor to Government of Ghana on the British Air /Ghana Air operating agreement[3]

Federation for Progress

The Federation for Progress was another attempt to create a new Marxist united front organization, much like similar efforts of the People's Alliance and the National Committee for Independent Political Action.

The FFP put a half-page ad in the "socialist" oriented weekly newspaper, In These Times in the July 14-27, 1982 issue, p. 8, entitled: "A natural follow-up to June 12: A national conference July 30-August 1 at Columbia Un., in New York City".

It was a follow-up conference to the major "anti-defense lobby" march and protest in New York on June relating to the U.N. Second Special Session on Disarmament.

The FPP Interim Executive Committee consisted of;

DSA member

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In 1983, Musheer Robinson was executive director of the New Jersey Committee on Safety and Health, and a member of the North Jersey local of Democratic Socialists of America.[4]

China connections

Musheer Robinson is a consultant who has visited China 62 times and led partnership projects between China and major U.S companies including Ford, GM and General Electric Appliances. He told Louisiana shrimpers in march 2012, “better get with China” so the parish can already be on board if projections of the nation’s future economic growth prove true.

“The Chinese are all about protocol, and a government connection allows businesses the access to China,” Robinson said. “Without the connection, it would be difficult if not impossible. This international relationship would bring opportunities, jobs and investments.”[5]

Working with Ji

In 2009, Baton Rouge business acquaintances put the mayor Kip Holden, in touch with Iron Stone LLC President Eugene Ji.

A Baton Rouge consultant, Ji has helped companies from Houston to New Orleans, in fields as diverse as oilfield technology and textiles, exploit the Chinese economy. Among them are The Shaw Group Inc. and Ferrara Fire Apparatus.

Ji, who guided Holden’s China trip a year ago, earned $25,000 in a city-parish contract last year and will receive $45,000 this year. The contracts exclude travel costs and include Ji’s services for recruiting Chinese companies and for showing their executives what Baton Rouge has to offer.

“I feel like this is a mayor who wants to do something,” Ji said. “He wants to go global and help businesses go global. We have a lot of small businesses here in Baton Rouge (that) have great products.”

A native of China’s Guizhou province, Ji studied graduate economics at City University of New York, moonlighting as a translator. In 1988, when Holden first traveled to Taiwan, Ji took a dozen Chinese businessmen to the Deep South.

Musheer Robinson, a Baton Rouge-based consultant, formerly worked as an executive at Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., the $10.5 billion-a-year global risk and insurance firm. Robinson has played a supporting role to Ji’s efforts to recruit Chinese firms to Baton Rouge.

Days after Holden returns, Robinson will take venture capitalists to China to seal U.S. investment in Huehing.

Robinson moved from Memphis shortly after Hurricane Katrina to make a difference in the state, setting up Williams-Wallace Management Consultants Inc. in Baton Rouge. More than a year ago, he met Ji at a local coffeehouse and the two have worked on the strategy.

“China’s going to be the biggest economy in the world (but) you can’t chase everything,” Robinson said. “The issue is how do we focus on what works for us. So I help Ji think about the market segments. Then we focus on the different kinds of companies that can fit in the Gulf South — because you need a broader strategy than just Baton Rouge or Louisiana.”

Attracting Chinese investment to Baton Rouge, matching it with U.S. capital and tying it to university research makes “a very powerful model,” said Robinson, who gets no city-parish money but consults for a fee for firms with whom he builds a relationship.

“I think the Southern-airport link might be the front door,” Robinson said of the Chinese opportunities, which include potential research and manufacturing facilities to the south. “Let’s not forget about St. Gabriel. St. Gabriel is a fabulous place for heavy industry.”Musheer Robinson, a Baton Rouge-based consultant, formerly worked as an executive at Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., the $10.5 billion-a-year global risk and insurance firm. Robinson has played a supporting role to Ji’s efforts to recruit Chinese firms to Baton Rouge.

Days after Holden returns, Robinson will take venture capitalists to China to seal U.S. investment in Huehing.

Robinson moved from Memphis shortly after Hurricane Katrina to make a difference in the state, setting up Williams-Wallace Management Consultants Inc. in Baton Rouge. More than a year ago, he met Ji at a local coffeehouse and the two have worked on the strategy.

“China’s going to be the biggest economy in the world (but) you can’t chase everything,” Robinson said. “The issue is how do we focus on what works for us. So I help Ji think about the market segments. Then we focus on the different kinds of companies that can fit in the Gulf South — because you need a broader strategy than just Baton Rouge or Louisiana.”

Attracting Chinese investment to Baton Rouge, matching it with U.S. capital and tying it to university research makes “a very powerful model,” said Robinson, who gets no city-parish money but consults for a fee for firms with whom he builds a relationship.

“I think the Southern-airport link might be the front door,” Robinson said of the Chinese opportunities, which include potential research and manufacturing facilities to the south. “Let’s not forget about St. Gabriel. St. Gabriel is a fabulous place for heavy industry.”[6]

NAACP

In 2012, Musheer Robinson, was chairman for economic development for the Louisiana National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.[7]

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