Since 1978 Robert Zinser is member of RC Ludwigshafen-Rheinschanze, implemented several projects in Nigeria, Pakistan and Uruguay and served as chairman of international and of world community service in D1860. In 1994/1995 he served as District-Governor. At the RI Assembly in 1994 he met DGE Dolapo Lufadeju, Nigeria, implemented with him from 1995-2000 the Pilot-Project "Child Spacing and Family Health" in Kaduna State, Nigeria, and cofounded 1996 with him and PDG Buck Lindsay the Rotarian Action Group for Population & Development. Together with Past District Governor Lufadeju PDG Zinser initiated the scaling up of the pilot project with a 3-H grant from 2000-2005 in six states of Northern Nigeria. He started and coordinated the large-scale project Improvement of Maternal Health Prevention and Treatment of Obstetric Fistula in Kaduna and Kano State 2005-2010, is advisor of its 1st scaling up project and coordinator of its 2nd scaling up project in Enugu state, Nigeria. ZInser received 1996 the RI Service Above Self Award, was Member of RI Committees as well as Chairman of RI-UNFPA Presidential Conference World Population Growth and Development in Zurich 2000. He served as Treasurer, Vice-Chairman and Chairman of RFPD and is presently Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rotarian Action Group for Population and Development (RFPD).
Robert Zinser studied Economic Sciences and made his career in BASF, a chemical company. For 15 years he was President of BASF in Asia. He is Honorary Professor for "International Management" at the university Giessen and was honored with the "Officers Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and "The Order of Diplomatic Service Merit" of the Republic of Korea.