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James Mwangi

Executive Director, Dalberg Group
South Africa

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Bio

James I. Mwangi is the Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, which works around the world on issues and opportunities relating to inclusive growth and sustainable development. The group currently has 14 offices around the world, and has activities ranging from strategy consulting, to investment advice and primary research.

Prior to his current role, James served as Global Managing Partner of Dalberg’s Strategy Consulting business and also founded and led Dalberg’s business in Africa for several years. As a consultant, James’ clients have included several Heads of State, Cabinet Ministers and leaders key global institutions.

Much of his current work focuses on helping Chief Executives and Investors interested in the intersection between commercially attractive and socially impactful business in frontier markets, particularly in Africa.

Prior to Dalberg, James worked at McKinsey and Company in New York, serving clients mostly in the financial services sector. James holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Harvard University. He is a 2009, Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow and a 2013 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. He also currently serves on the Program Advisory Committee of the Clinton Global Initiative and the board of the African Leadership Institute.”

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