I am a Senior Lecturer in Strategy and International Business at the Institute of Management Studies, Goldsmiths – University of London.

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

I am currently working on a project on the impact of FinTech on the financial services industry, comparing three FinTech hubs: London, Berlin, Tel Aviv. This research is funded by the British Academy.

I am also 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.

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I have taught at LSE, Instituto de Empresa (Madrid) and Goldsmiths.

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), for Ashoka, a nonprofit supporting social entrepreneurs, and for investment banks.

    • 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]