Dambisa Moyo keynote speaker
Dambisa Moyo keynote speaker

Dambisa Moyo

Best-selling author and expert on global trends

Speaker Themes

  • Macroeconomics
  • Geopolitics
  • 5 things that will define the post-pandemic world economy
  • Upgrading corporate governance in the 21st century
  • Risk
  • Technology trends
  • Demographic change
  • Diversity
  • Millennials and Generation Z

Travels from

New York, USA


Dambisa Moyo is a world-renowned thinker on  the key global trends shaping the 21st century – from macroeconomics and geopolitics to technology and millennials.

Moyo is well respected for her unique balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment. She has built a reputation among global policy-makers and investors for her ability to turn economic insight into actionable ideas.

A prolific author, Dambisa Moyo has published several best-selling books.

Her latest book, published in 2021, is How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better In A Chaotic World.

Here, Dambisa examines critical issues such as what are the key responsibilities of boards; whether they are the best governance structure for the 21st century; and how they should address issues such as diversity and the emergence of a new cultural frontier around data privacy, worker advocacy, and environmental concerns.

Dambisa Moyo’s other books include:

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It (April 2018)

Winner Take All: China’s race for Resources and What it Means for the World (2012)

–  How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead (2011)

Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa (2009)

Dambisa Moyo is a Board member of Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold, and Chevron. She has been included in the Time 100 Most Influential people in the world, writes for publications such as the Financial Times, WSJ, Barron’s and Harvard Business Review, and has travelled to 80 countries. She has a PhD from Oxford University and a Masters from Harvard.

To book Dambisa Moyo as your keynote speaker, contact VBQ founding agent Leo von Bülow-Quirk.


Unafraid to break with conventional wisdom if the evidence points the other way, Dambisa Moyo is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost economic thinkers. Her work confronts the big questions of our time: 

  • How is economic and political power shifting?
  • What is at the root of rising populism and nationalism?
  • How will technology and demographic shifts re-shape the world order?
  • What is the cause of poverty, and how can we tackle it?
  • What is the role of business in building a better world?

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