Michael Robinson – Africa MBA indaba

Michael Robinson

Columbia Business School

Michael Robinson

Michael Robinson is Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia Business where he is responsible for managing relationships with corporate and non-profit partners.  He also has more than a decade of experience focusing on advancing Diversity & Inclusion.   Michael is a graduate of Baruch College (BBA ’87) and Columbia Business School(MBA ’01). His professional experience includes a seven-year tenure running a profitable music publicity firm where the platinum-selling Grammy winner Shaggy was a former client, Business Development Analyst work in Panasonic’s Strategic Alliances Group and independent media consulting. He co-authored a comprehensive media study on the state of public service broadcasting in the Caribbean and is a former freelance writer who has completed three New York City Marathons.

A part time motivational speaker, Mr. Robinson is known for his hip hop inspired presentation dubbed ‘The SWAG Speech.   Described as a conversation about the link between confidence and excellence, the multimedia presentation makes use of a wide variety of pop culture, sports, political and historical icons from Jay Z to Lil Wayne, Muhammad Ali, Usain Bolt, and also cites Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama.   Attendees leave the presentation with specific tips – a road map if you will – on how to be more competitive in this challenging economy and also with a clear understanding that excellence is the nexus between Passion, Purpose and Preparation.