Rodney is the Co-founder of Monetizing Gas Africa, a midstream natural gas infrastructure company. During his career he has been general Manager of Vaalco Energy in Gabon (2011-2014); Managing Director of the Africa Middle Market Fund (2008-2011); CEO of the US African Development Foundation (2006-2007); an independent consultant in conflict zone FDI (2003-2006) and has held various positions at ConocoPhillips (1978-2003), where he spent much of his time in Africa, including the Congo (Brazzaville). He also headed Conoco’s Washington office.

Rodney holds BA and MA degrees in International Relations from the University of Redlands, California, and spent a year doing post-graduate work at The Sorbonne, Paris.