Robert Hooijer is an expert in the administration of copyrights, music business management and serving developing countries across the diaspora. A retired CEO of SAMRO, former Director for African Affairs of CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) and former Interim Director General of CISAC, he currently serves as the Sub-Sahara Regional Coordinator for IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) in their development initiatives for the collective management of performance rights in sound recordings, music videos and related matters.