Dambisa Moyo Keynote Speaker

  • High profile economist and expert on the global economy
  • Author of "Edge of Chaos - Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix it" and "How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World"
  • Named by Time Magazine as one of the "100 most influential people in the world"

Dambisa Moyo's Biography

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist, best selling author and a highly experienced corporate board member. Dambisa is regularly invited to be a keynote speaker at conferences covering the macroeconomy and global affairs. She has travelled to more than 75 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge base on the 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.

Dambisa Moyo serves on the boards of Chevron Corporation and the American multinational, 3M. She was previously a board member at Barclays Bank, the financial services group, SABMiller, the global brewer, and Barrick Gold, the global miner. She was an economist at Goldman Sachs, where she worked for nearly a decade, and was a consultant to the World Bank in Washington DC.

Dambisa 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. She is a member of the Atlantic Council, and the Directors Council of the Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA).

She was awarded the 2013 Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award, named for the Nobel Prize winner and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Friedrich Hayek. Dr. Moyo has been a participant at the Bilderberg Conference and the US Federal Reserve Jackson Hole Conference. In addition, she serves on the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils on Global Imbalances.

She is the author of the New York Times best-sellers “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, “Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World“, premièred at #13 on the New York Times best-seller list.   In 2018, she published “Edge of Chaos – Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix it”.  Her most recent book is “How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World” – published May 2021.

Dambisa is a contributing editor to CNBC, the business and finance news network, and in 2015 joined the FT exchange as a contributor. Her writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.


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Videos of Dambisa Moyo

TEDtalk: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? (2013)
TEDtalk: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? (2013)
Keynote at Skagen's New Year Conference 2014
Keynote at Skagen's New Year Conference 2014

Books by Dambisa Moyo

How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World
Edge of Chaos - Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix it

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