Ngoni, a Zimbabwean lifelong learner and leader, is the Speakers Manager for the 2018 Oxford Africa Conference. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. An impassioned energy engineer, he is researching power electronics solutions for renewable energy applications in the developing world.
Ngoni graduated from Arizona State University (ASU) in 2017 where he was a MasterCard Foundation Scholar, as an IMPACT Award recipient and student convocation speaker. A Resolution Fellow, Ngoni served as the ASU Campus Representative for the Clinton Global Leadership University Conference in 2015, guiding 29 successful commitment makers to participate in the event in Miami.
As an undergraduate, he was actively involved on the Region 6 leadership of the National Society of Black Engineers in the US, where he worked to promote participation and retention of African-Americans in STEM in 13 states. In this capacity, he oversaw the planning and execution of three Regional Leadership Conferences in Las Vegas, San Diego, and Colorado from 2015 to 2017.
At Oxford, Ngoni sits on the Access Committee at Trinity College, and is working to help advance the university’s efforts at increasing diversity on all fronts. As the Speakers Manager for the 2018 Oxford Africa Conference, he looks forward to engaging with world-class speakers and thought leaders who shall inspire an emerging generation of doers in Africa beyond the conference.