Pippa Tubman Armerding is an attorney and senior business professional with 20 years of experience working in Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. She has represented multi-national public and private clients on sophisticated cross border financing and other transactions.
She is currently an independent legal & strategy consultant engaged in projects including those designed to empower and educate young Africans, particularly girls. Until February 2015 Pippa was Legal & Corporate Affairs Director for Microsoft South Africa based in Johannesburg.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Pippa held a number of leadership roles with The Coca-Cola Company across Africa. She was General Counsel for Coca-Cola East & Central Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya and Director of Pan-African Strategic Initiatives driving the acceleration of still beverages across the continent through exports. In this role, Pippa was also responsible for management of the Pan-Africa System Council of senior Company and Bottler leaders. Before Coca-Cola, Pippa was an attorney with the corporate law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Paris where she represented U.S. and international corporations and financial institutions in cross-border securities, mergers & acquisitions and banking transactions and provided analysis and advice to clients on complex and novel aspects of international corporate law.
Pippa is admitted to the New York State bar. She received her J.D. in international law from New York University School of Law and a B.A. cum laude from Harvard University.
She is married and the mother of two daughters.