Co-Principal of Versaca Investments - a family office, Global Economist, Author & Board Member

Dr. Dambisa Moyo

Fee Range

$40K - $70K

Travels From

New York, NEW YORK

At a glance:

Dambisa Moyo is a co-principal of Versaca Investments - a family office, focused on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation, Chevron, and Conde Nast, as well as, the Oxford University Endowment investment committee. Her areas of interest are in capital allocation, risk, and ESG matters. She is the author of four New York Times bestselling books. Her new book is "How Boards Work - And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World”. Dambisa holds a PhD in economics from Oxford University and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. She is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas. Dambisa Moyo is a co-principal of Versaca Investments – a family office, focused on growth investing globally. She serves on a number of global corporate boards including: 3M Corporation, Chevron, and Conde Nast, as well as, the Oxford University Endowment investment committee. Her areas of interest are in capital allocation, risk, and ESG matters. She holds a Doctorate in Economics from Oxford, a Masters from Harvard, and is recognized for fresh and innovative ideas as the Author of four (4) New York Times Bestselling Books:

  1. How Boards Work And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World (2021)
  2. Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth and How to Fix It (2018)
  3. Winner Take All: China’s race for Resources and What it Means for the World (2012)
  4. How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead (2011)
  5. Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa (2009)

Dambisa is an honorary fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, member of the Bretton Woods Committee and member of Trilateral Commission. Dambisa was named to the list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World; has published in the Financial Times, WSJ, Barrons, Harvard Business Review and has travelled to over 65 countries. In her spare time, she runs marathons and practices Pilates.

  • Snapshot of the Global Macroeconomy

    International economist Dambisa Moyo identifies and contrasts the tactical, short-term challenges (debt and deficit management) versus structural problems (unemployment, depleted infrastructure, etc.) affecting the global economy. Dr. Moyo will explain the four directions that the global economy could take over the coming years in the aftermath of the financial crisis. She highlights the risks in the global macroeconomy and geo-political order with weaker global growth and the possibilities of the disintegration of the G-20, disagreements on the path of banking regulation, increased protectionism via outright trade policies and FX interventions (such as beggar-thy-neighbor policies). Against this backdrop Dr. Moyo considers the convergence economically and politically and advises on the best strategic plans for global businesses.

  • Meeting the Challenges of the Evolving Global Economy

    Dambisa Moyo offers recommendations for how global businesses will make investment decisions, manage their people, finance expansion across products and geographies, mitigate risk, how to remain profitable, be competitive and expand their businesses in an economically challenging global economy. Having visited over 50 countries, she leverages her experiences, on-the-ground network and relationships with politicians, policymakers, business persons and opinion leaders to inform a practical strategy for businesses investing across the developed and developing world. She explains what businesses and households have to do to strengthen their balance sheets, and details the policy actions that governments must take to ensure the West is on a constructive long-term economic path.

  • An Unconventional Path to the Corporate Boardroom

    For over 10 years Dambisa Moyo has served on the board of directors of large, complex, global corporations. In over a decade as a corporate board member, she has helped confront numerous strategic, succession, and cultural shift challenges that continue to define the business landscape. Given her background, academic and work experiences, she has forged an unconventional path to the board room, navigating successes and failures along the way.

    Available in Virtual Format
Dr. Moyo's session was in the top 5 highest ranking sessions of the conference.

—AdExchangers

Dambisa did a fabulous job during our annual meeting, and she is a lovely individual. I was fortunate enough to meet her partner and her dog prior to her presentation. So very sweet.

—Edie Fleming, Managing Director, Meetings, program Development & Marketing

She received some of the strongest feedback of any speaker at Summit; several comments on her compelling delivery and insightful messages. Many attendees left excited to read her book. A few suggestions for providing the book electronically, i.e. by a Kindle download, in the future - to avoid attendees having to carry heavy books. I think that's a great option worth exploring.

—Candace Rothermel, Manager, Education Content

Dr. Moyo's presentation was one of the best I have seen. The information she offered was timely and fact-filled. Her presentation encompassed so many important areas that will affect the financial plans of families and generations to come.

—2017 Investment Advisor Forum

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Understanding Today's Global Economy

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