Chaired by Joseph Stiglitz, ACET’s Advisory Group comprises of eminent academics, policy advocates, internationally renowned think tank leaders, and corporate and political leaders who provide intellectual and strategic advice to ACET’s Board of Directors and management in meeting its goals and objectives.
Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz is Professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought. He is also the co-founder and Executive Director of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia, an initiative aimed at helping developing countries explore policy alternatives, and enable wider civic participation in economic policymaking.
Byron G. Auguste is a senior partner at McKinsey & Company’s Washington, D.C. office, where he works primarily in the fields of high technology, information- and services-based businesses, education, and economic development.
Nancy Birdsall is founding president of the Center for Global Development, an independent, nonprofit policy research organization that is dedicated to reducing global poverty and inequality and to making globalization work for the poor.
David is the President (and founder) of Results for Development, a nonprofit organization focused on stimulating new ideas and catalyzing actions that reduce poverty and improve lives in low and middle income countries.
William is the Executive Director of the African Economic Research Consortium. He joined AERC from the International Trade Centre based in Geneva, Switzerland in 1993, where he held the post of Senior Trade Promotion Advisor. Mr. Lyakurwa has since 1994, held the positions of Director of Training and Deputy Executive Director until his appointment to the position of Executive Director in March 2003.
Professor Callisto Madavo is a visiting professor to the African Studies Program at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, currently teaching a course on African Development.
Professor Benno Ndulu was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania on January 8 2008. Prior to this, he worked as a Lead Sector Specialist with the Macroeconomic Division of the World Bank for Eastern Africa from the Tanzania Country Office.
PAkbar Noman is Senior Fellow at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. He was at the World Bank for much of the period, 1977-2003, where he held a variety of assignments.
Yaw is a Professor of Economics at New York University and the school’s Vice Provost for Globalization and Multicultural Affairs. He is a theoretical economist, whose current work focuses on two main areas: (1) models where the economic actors engage in active learning about their environments and (2) human capital models of economic growth and development.
Lemma is the William E. Mayer Chair Professor of Finance at the Smith School of the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been an influential member of the global community of finance scholars for over twenty five years.