Global Economist & Author
Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author who analyses the macroeconomy and international affairs. She advises companies, corporate boards, CEOs and management on investment decisions, capital allocation and risk management. Her work has taken her to more than 70 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge on the inherent conflicts facing developed economies, as well as the interaction between politics, international finance and global markets.
In particular, her work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment; capitalising on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, technology, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business.
Dambisa Moyo serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, Barrick Gold, the global miner, SABMiller, the global brewer, and Seagate Technology. She was previously an economist at Goldman Sachs and worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa and How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and The Stark Choices Ahead. Her third book was Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World.
Dambisa's writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. She completed a PhD in economics at the University of Oxford and holds a master's degree from Harvard University.
Dambisa was a counsellor at One Young World 2016 Ottawa, where she spoke on socio-economic inequality.