Barbara Gonzalez is the head of the Mo Dewji Foundation, a registered charity founded by Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji. The foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives and alleviating Tanzanian citizens from poverty and hardship through health, education and community development. She is responsible for developing strategies to address some of the world’s most challenging inequities and leading all the foundation’s efforts to promote equity and sustainable livelihoods for all Tanzanians.
Gonzalez serves on the advisory board for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center East Africa. YALI was launched by former President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
Prior to the foundation, Gonzalez was consultant at Deloitte Consulting Limited Tanzania. She was involved in projects for public sector clients including USAID, UNICEF, World Bank and Plan International.
Gonzalez holds a master’s degree in development management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics and political science from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.