Beyond Oxford - Making a Difference on the African Continent: Reflections from Zimbabwe (A Book Launch)
Prof. Arthur Mutambara, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, will deliver a lecture on the above topic, followed by a launch of his newest book, The Path to Power: An Autobiography of Thought Leadership Vol II (In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream)
Biography of Prof. Arthur Mutambara:
President of the Oxford Africa Society 1992-1993
Rhodes Scholar 1991-1995
President of Merton MCR 1993-1994
Professor Arthur Mutambara is the Former Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. He is the author of a new trilogy: In Search of the Elusive Zimbabwean Dream: An Autobiography of Thought Leadership. He was one of the three Principals who created and led the Government of National Unity (GNU). The other two were Prime Minister Tsvangirai and President Mugabe. As the DPM, his key functions included assisting the PM in policy formulation and supervision of policy implementation. He worked on three national efforts: Shared National Vision, Rebranding Zimbabwe, a National Infrastructure Master Plan.
Mutambara is currently a Visiting Full Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He is also an independent technology and strategy consultant, based in SA. He was recently, the President of the African News Agency (ANA). His primary mandate included media technology innovation, digital platform development, and harnessing social media tools. He was driving the use of Artificial Intelligence and deployment of Intelligent Algorithms in media, resulting in the development of new business models.
He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers (ZIE), a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS), and a Senior Member of IEEE. He was a Research Scientist at NASA, Visiting Professor at MIT, Professor at FAMU-FSU, and a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company. He has written two electrical engineering books. Prof Mutambara holds a PhD in Robotics and Mechatronics and an MSc in Computer Engineering, both from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He graduated with a BSc (Honours) in Electrical Engineering from UZ. In 2007, Mutambara was accorded the World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader status and subsequently attended WEF events, from 2007 to 2013, in Davos, China, India, and Africa.
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