Dambisa Moyo is a global economist and author. 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, politics, regulatory matters and economics into their likely impact on global business.

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 is Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World.

Moyo serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, the financial services group, SABMiller, the global brewer, and Barrick Gold. She was an economist at Goldman Sachs and a consultant to the World Bank in Washington, D.C.

Moyo was named by TIME as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” She is the recipient of the 2013 Hayek Lifetime Achievement Award and a participant at the Bilderberg Conference and the U.S. Federal Reserve Jackson Hole Conference. In addition, she serves on the World Economic Forum’s Network of Global Agenda Councils on Global Imbalances, and is a member of the Atlantic Council.

Dambisa is a contributing editor to CNBC. Her writing regularly appears in economic and finance-related publications such as the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Moyo holds a Ph.D. in economics from Oxford University and a Masters degree from Harvard University. She holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance from American University.