Elsie S. Kanza

Head of the Regional Agenda, Africa; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum

BSc (Hons) in International Business Administration, United States International University - Africa; MSc in Finance, University of Strathclyde, UK; MA in Development Economics, Center for Development Economics, Williams College, USA; Doctor of Business Administration honoris causa, University of Strathclyde. 1997-2006, various positions with the Ministry of Finance and central Bank of Tanzania. 2006-2011, Personal Assistant to Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania, responsible for Economic Affairs. Joined the World Economic Forum as Head of Africa in 2011. Since 2014, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum. Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow (2008). Young Global Leader nominee, World Economic Forum (2011). Nominee, Rising Talents Program, Women's Forum for the Economy and Society (2011).

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