Meet New York Keynote Speaker Dambisa Moyo

dambisa-moyo-biography-photoOur keynote speaker at the New York Doing Business Globally conference is Dr. Dambisa Moyo, a global economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and international affairs.

Moyo advises companies, corporate boards, CEOs and management on investment decisions, capital allocation and risk management. Her work has taken her to more than 70 countries over the last decade, during which time she has developed a unique knowledge on the inherent conflicts facing developed economies, as well as the interaction between politics, international finance and global markets.

In particular, her work examines the interplay of international business and the global economy, while highlighting the key opportunities for investment; capitalizing on her rare ability to translate trends in markets, technology, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business.

Dambisa was named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and was awarded the 2013 Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award.

Moyo serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, SABMiller, the global brewer, Barrick Gold, the global miner, and Seagate Technology. She was previously an economist at Goldman Sachs and worked at the World Bank in Washington, DC. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers “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 was “Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World.”

Moyo’s writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. She completed a Ph. D. 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 American University in Washington, DC.

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