Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who writes on the macroeconomy and global affairs.
She has worked for the World Bank from 1993 to 1995 and for Goldman Sachs for eight years until November 2008 in the debt capital markets, hedge funds coverage and global macroeconomics teams.
Ms. Moyo is the author of the New York Times Bestsellers â€œDead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africaâ€, â€How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly â€“ And the Stark Choices Aheadâ€ and â€Winner Take All: Chinaâ€™s Race for Resources and What It Means for the Worldâ€.
Ms. Moyo was named by Time Magazine in 2009 as one of the â€œ100 Most Influential People in the Worldâ€, and was named to the World Economic Forumâ€™s Young Global Leaders Forum. Her work regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times, the Economist Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
â€œOne has to be open-minded about everything. I grew up in a poor economy. Throughout my life there have been people who said things like, â€œYou canâ€™t do it. You canâ€™t go to Harvard. You canâ€™t go to Oxford.â€ But I grew up in a home where my parents never discouraged us from doing anything,â€ Moyo said in a 2011 interview with Forbes.
Ms. Moyo serves on the board of Barclays Bank, SABMiller, Barrick Gold & Lundin Petroleum. She earned a doctorate in Economics at Oxford University and holds a Masters degree from Harvard University. She completed an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance at the American University in Washington D.C.