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Dambisa Moyo, Baroness Moyo Biography, Age, State of Origin


Dambisa Moyo, Baroness Moyo Biography

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Dambisa Felicia Moyo, Baroness Moyo (born 2 February 1969)  is a Zambian-born economist and author, known for her analysis of macroeconomics and global affairs.  She has written five books, including four New York Times bestsellers: Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa (2009), How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead (2011), Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World (2012), Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It (2018), and How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World (2021).

Early life and education 

Moyo was born in 1969 in Lusaka, Zambia. She spent some of her childhood in the United States, while her father was pursuing his post graduate education, then returned to Zambia.

She studied chemistry at the University of Zambia, and completed her BS in chemistry in 1991 at American University in Washington, D.C. via a scholarship She received an MBA in finance from the university in 1993.

She acquired a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997. In 2002 she received a DPhil in economics from St Antony’s College, Oxford University.


World Bank and Goldman Sachs

Following her MBA, Moyo worked at the World Bank from May 1993 to September 1995. She was a consultant in the bank’s Europe, Central Asia and Africa departments, and co-authored the World Bank’s annual World Development Report. 

After pursuing her MPA and PhD, Moyo joined Goldman Sachs as a research economist and strategist in 2001.She was with the company until November 2008, working mainly in debt capital markets, hedge funds coverage, and global macroeconomics. Part of her tenure at Goldman Sachs was spent advising developing countries on the issuing of bonds on the international market. She was also head of economic research and strategy for sub-Saharan Africa

Board memberships

After leaving Goldman Sachs, Moyo joined the board of directors of the international brewer SABMiller in 2009.She is also a former board member of Barclays Bank, the international mining company Barrick Gold, and the data storage company Seagate Technology.

As of 2022, she is on the boards of Chevron Corporation,3M Company.and Condé Nast. 

Moyo is also a former board member of the charities Lundin for Africa[25][26] and Room to Read.

She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Global Economic Imbalances,and the Bretton Woods Committee. 

Journalism and public speaking 

Moyo is a public speaker, commentator, and columnist. She has written for international financial and economic journals, periodicals, and publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,The New York Times,and Time.

She has lectured at financial and economic summits, forums, and conferences, including the annual World Economic Forum conference in Davos,the Council on Foreign Relations,the American Enterprise Institute, the annual Bilderberg Conference, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Aspen Institute,  and the Ambrosetti Forum.She also speaks at venues including TEDTalks and BBCHARDtalk,and is a commentator on business-news television networks.

It was announced on 14 October 2022, that as part of the 2022 Special Honours, Moyo would receive a life peerage.On 8 November 2022, she was created Baroness Moyoof Knightsbridge in the City of Westminster. 



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