CEO Robert Mallett

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As CEO, Robert Mallett brings a unique mix of skills to Rabin Martin gained through three decades of experience in the public sector, private sector, and civil society. At Rabin Martin, Robert is a chief strategist whose commitment to growth and diversity works to bolster client efforts to reach underserved populations. He specializes in:

• Designing innovative programs and ensuring seamless implementation to advance global health objectives

• Spearheading portfolio diversification and stakeholder outreach to reflect the broad dynamics of the health ecosystem

• Applying a health equity lens to analyze and solve pressing public health challenges

Robert’s career has spanned major stints in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, where he has been at the vanguard of leadership and management changes. Most recently, Robert served as President and CEO of Africare, a leading non-governmental organization committed to improving the quality of life of the people in Africa. He has been City Administrator and Deputy Mayor of Washington, DC. He has also served as Deputy Secretary and Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Clinton Administration, where he championed issues of diversity and inclusion and embraced the need for more assertive American leadership on the African continent.

In the private sector, Robert is well-known for promoting mission-critical initiatives to broaden the base of support for pharmaceutical innovation and serve patient populations in every corner of the globe.  At Pfizer, he led major program initiatives including: the Infectious Diseases Institute in Uganda; International Trachoma Initiative; Pfizer’s Global Health Fellows Program; a malaria grants program in Africa; regional cancer care programs in Europe, South America, and Asia; and a U.S. Southern HIV/AIDS Outreach Program; among others.


Harvard Law School

BA, Political Science and English
Morehouse College