Dambisa Moyo is the author of the global bestseller Dead Aid in which she argues for more innovative ways for Africa to finance development including trade with China, accessing the capital markets, and micro finance.
In 2008 she was listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa, Dambisa completed her PhD in Economics at Oxford University and her Masters from Harvard University. She worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years in the debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and in the global macroeconomics teams. Previously she worked at the World Bank in Washington D.C. She was recently appointed to the Board of SAB Miller and Lundin Petroleum a global independent oil and gas exploration and production company.
Dambisa is a member of Cambridge University’s Centre for International Business and Management (CIBAM), and the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). She is also a Patron for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund supported children’s charity, and serves on the Board of the Lundin for Africa Foundation, which pledged US$100 million towards micro finance initiatives.
Following the success of Dead Aid, Dambisa’s next book is How the West Was Lost. This book examines the policy errors made in the US and other Western economies which culminated in the 2008 financial crisis. She discusses why financial and economic experts missed the signs of the credit crunch. It also explores the policy decisions that have placed the emerging markets of China, Russia and the Middle East, in pole position to become the dominant economic players in the 21st century.