Mavis Owusu-Gyamfi is the Executive Vice President at the African Centre for Economic Transformation (ACET) – a pan-African economic policy institute supporting Africa’s long-term growth through transformation. Prior to joining ACET, she was the Director of Investments at The Power of Nutrition. Previous positions include Director for Programme Policy and Quality (PPQ) at Save the Children UK and a number of Private Sector Development (PSD) specialist positions at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) over 15 years. In her last role at DFID, she was a Deputy Director with responsibility for PSD policy and technical specialists across the Department.
Mavis has over 20 years of international development experience in Africa, Asia and Eastern Caribbean. She has led multi-sectoral teams in both government and non-governmental organisations to develop and successfully implement programmes in the social and economic sectors in over 30 countries. She is currently a Trustee of Sightsavers and a board member of The Coalition for Global Prosperity.
She is a political economist by training and has an MPhil from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. Her publications include Binding Constraints to Growth in Nigeria (Oxford University Press, 2008) and Growth and Competitiveness (World Bank, 2007).