Mubuso Zamchiya is managing director of the Luminos Fund which is dedicated to unlocking the light within every child through education innovation and systems change interventions. The Luminos Fund is responding to the reality that over 260 million children and youth globally are being denied a chance to learn due to poverty, conflict and discrimination.
Mubuso leads Global Partnerships at Ashoka and previously served as chief executive officer of the Albany Charter School Network, in upstate New York. He was Regional Director of a national charter school organization overseeing Maryland and Pennsylvania. He earlier launched a company called School Ventures that provided insight into the attractiveness of African education markets as destinations for private investment, especially those markets with schools that serve lower income families.
Zamchiya has worked in a variety of sectors, including international development, the power industry, and retail and commercial banking, with world-class organizations like the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), AES Corporation, and Barclays Bank. He is the founder of the BOOST Fellowship, an initiative in Zimbabwe that helps young people make a successful transition from the classroom to the workplace. Zamchiya is a recipient of the Archbishop Tutu Fellowship and the Echoing Green Fellowship, for leadership and social entrepreneurship, respectively. He earned a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and a Master of Laws in commercial and international law at Bristol University, and also read for a Master of Philosophy in development studies at Wadham College, Oxford University, as a Rhodes Scholar.