Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who comments on the macroeconomy and global affairs.
Ms. Moyo serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, SABMiller, the global brewer, and Lundin Petroleum, an oil and gas exploration concern. She was an economist at Goldman Sachs where she worked for nearly a decade, and was a consultant to the World Bank in Washington D.C.
She is the author of the New York Times Bestseller "Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How there is a Better Way for Africa." Her forthcoming book is entitled "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead" is scheduled for publication in January 2011.
In 2009 Ms. Moyo was named by Time Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World”, and was nominated to the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Forum. Her writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times, the Economist Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.
She completed a PhD 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.