Managing Partner, IMARA Africa
Ms. Barbara Barungi is a management consultant and economist with an impressive Pan Africa network. She is an expert in complex African economies, development finance and Public policy. She serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board of Access Bank South Africa and of Access Bank Kenya.
Ms. Barungi has over 20 years experience as a development practitioner and previously worked at the African Development Bank as the Lead Economist for Nigeria. Prior to that she was at the UNDP Africa Bureau as a macroeconomist and some of the countries she covered Southern Africa and worked on Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe. She also had a brief stint as an advisor to the Ministry of Finance in Rwanda and has taught economics at Makerere University (Uganda) and Witswatersrand University (South Africa). She holds an Mphil. International Finance (Glasgow University) and BA (Hons) Economics from Makerere University.