Elsie S. Kanza

Elsie S. Kanza
  • Head of 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. 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 in 2011. Since 2014, Senior Director, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum. 2008, Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. 2011, Young Global Leader nominee, World Economic Forum. 2011, Rising Talents nominee Program of the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society.