Thoko Moyo is a leadership and communications expert. She has advised C-suite executives in Africa, Europe and the US.
Her corporate governance experience includes serving on the Boards of both listed and private companies, and as a trustee of global not-for-profit organizations. Her studies in governance include time at Harvard University’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative where she explored the intersection of corporate responsibility, public policy, and international development.
She is currently Global Communications Director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foudation, where she leads the foundation’s strategy to build and protect its brand and reputation.
Before joining the Gates foundation, Thoko served as associate dean for communications and public affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She also spent nearly a decade at the World Bank Group in Washington, D.C. and several years at the Ford Foundation in New York. It was at the Ford Foundation that she conceived and launched Africa No Filter, a research, grantmaking, and advocacy donor collaborative that supports the development of nuanced stories that shift stereotypical and harmful narratives about Africa.
Thoko has undergraduate and post graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Zimbabwe.