Biography

I am a lecturer in Strategy at the Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths – University of London.

Previously, I was Assistant Professor (Department of Business Administration) at Instituto de Empresa (2015/16) and postdoctoral researcher affiliated to the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (2015).

I am currently working on a research project on mobile payment services for the unbanked with Professor Saul Estrin and Professor Susanna Khavul funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the International Growth Centre.

My PhD thesis titled “Essays on performance, corporate financial strategy and organization of multinational banks in Africa” was completed in September 2014. I conducted a bank survey in Kenya (September-November 2013), Tanzania (November-December 2013) and Ghana (March 2014) to collect data for my thesis.

My research interests lie at the intersection of Corporate strategy, Business Economics, and Corporate Finance, with a particular interest in developing economies.

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I have been a Teaching Assistant in Managerial Economics (Executive Global Master’s in Management, LSE), a class teacher for the LSE Summer School (Strategic Management, Corporate and Organizational Strategies) as well as for the LSE Executive Summer School (Entrepreneurship). I have also taught the pre-sessional course “Introduction to Mathematics” to LSE Master in Management students.

Before joining the PhD program in Business Economics at the LSE in October 2011 I completed a MPhil in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge (2011) and I also hold a MPhil in Economics from Sciences-Po Paris (2006). I have worked in both public and private financial institutions. I started my career as an intern economist at the Banque de France in the African Franc Zone and Development Financing department. I subsequently worked in investment banking as a Junior Economist at HSBC in Paris and then as an Equity Research Associate at Societe Generale in London, covering insurance stocks.

I have also carried out consulting work for the OECD, the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and for Ashoka, a nonprofit supporting social entrepreneurs.

    • PhD Business Economics – LSE – 2014
    • MPhil Development Studies – Cambridge – 2011
    • MRes International Economics – University of Paris Dauphine – 2007
    • MRes Economics – Sciences Po Paris – 2006
    • BA Politics and Economics – Sciences Po Paris – 2004

[Picture: Dar Es Salaam, view from the top of the Bank of Tanzania]