Zahra Baitie

Zahra Baitie is the China Director at the Beijing-based consultancy Development Reimagined and a co-founder of the events company Kente and Silk. Born in the United Kingdom, brought up in Ghana, rooted in her Arab heritage, and educated in Ghana, the United States, and China, she considers herself a globally minded citizen with a pan-African spirit. She studied Global Affairs at Yale University with a focus on East Asia and African Studies and is passionate about the development of emerging countries. She is also a Schwarzman Scholar.

Prior to joining Development Reimagined, Baitie worked as a Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, where she worked on agricultural transformation, youth employment, investment facilitation, and public policy strategies for emerging countries. Baitie is dedicated to catalyzing transformative growth on the African continent, and she is fluent in Mandarin.

Last Updated: November 21, 2018

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