The Telegraph describes him as “one of Africa’s best-known economists and an outspoken anti-corruption crusader, David Ndii is an economist, columnist, author and now one of the most influential economists in the world.
The Rhodes scholar at Oxford University has been ranked number 22 among the most influential economists online by Richtopia.
The list, as explained by Richtopia, is solely based on social influence and not on net worth, to make the list, the economists needed to have a consistent digital presence.
“Many incredible economists are not active online, and as much as it would have been an absolute pleasure to include them, this is a list of people who have an influence on the web, with a click of a button, even if it means at 2 am with a Tweet,” Richtopia explained.
“The ranking is based on influence, not favouritism, or best theory.”
The former chief strategist of the National Super Alliance (NASA) has been even an open critic of the economic policy of the Kenyan Government, writing several open letters to the government and directly attacking the President Uhuru Kenyatta directly on Twitter.
He is Chairman of the board of Zimele and was the managing director of African Economics.
Kenyans have flooded the 22nd most influential economist with conglatulatory messages:
“Congratulations @DavidNdii I for one heartily applaud your insight,knowledge,influence and immense competence…you deserve the recognition…DO NOT TIRE” Judy Khanyola wrote.
Ndii is the only economist on the list who practices in Africa.
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