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Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment, public policy and is an international economist who analyses macroeconomy and global affairs.

She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas.

Dambiso has travelled to more than fifty countries over the last decade, during which time she developed a unique knowledge base on political, economic and financial workings of emerging economies, in particular the BRICs and the frontier economies in Asia, South America, Africa and the Middle East.
Dr Moyo serves on the boards of Barclays Bank (the financial services group), SABMiller (the global brewer) and Barrick Gold (the global miner). She was an economist for Goldman Sachs where she worked for nearly a decade and she was a consultant to the World Bank in Washington D.C.
Her work examines the interplay between rapidly developing countries, international business and the global economy, whilst highlighting the key opportunities for investment.
She is the author of the New York Times Best-Sellers, Deal 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, Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World was published in June 2012 and premiered at number 13 on the New York Times Best-Seller list.
In 2009, Dambisa Moyo was named by TIME Magazine as one of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ and to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum.
Dambisa is a contributing editor to CNBC, the business and finance news network. Her writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as The Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal.
After completing a PhD in economics at Oxford University and she holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in finance at the American University in Washington D.C.

Dr Dambisa has spoken to the following groups and companies:

Money Managers:
Aberdeen Asset Management, ACTIS, Capital Group, Everest Group, Investec, INVESCO, PIMCO.
Deloitte Financial Services (Banking & Finance), Maeil Broadcasting Corporation (Media), Microsoft, Novartis, RS Platou.
Bloomberg 50 Conference, CFA 66th Annual Dinner, Economist Magazine, Fund Forum, IMF, Milken Conference, Mining Indaba, TED, World Bank, World Economic Forum (Davos).
Think Tanks & Academia:
Carnegie Council, Chatham House, Council on Foreign Affairs, Peterson Institute, World Affairs, Cambridge, Harvard, Oxford, Stanford.

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