Dambisa Moyo

Global Economist & Best Selling Author

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an economist, author, and public speaker from Zambia. She has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world, and she is a prolific writer and commentator.

Dambisa has written on China’s race for resources, the challenges facing Western Democracy, and the work of corporate boards. She began her career at Goldman Sachs and has served on the boards of SABMiller, Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold, and 3M.

Her landmark book Dead Aid explored the impact of aid on Africa. Dead Aid challenged the prevailing orthodoxy of foreign aid to Africa and offered a bold road map for a different kind of development.

Central to her thesis is the importance of a new generation of bold, entrepreneurial leaders on the continent.

She began her education in chemistry at the University of Zambia in Lusaka and obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and an MBA from the American University in Washington, D.C. She also has a Master’s in public administration from Harvard University and a PhD in economics from Oxford University.

Dambisa Moyo