David Ndii Bio, Age, Career, Family, Education, Salary and Net Worth
David Ndii is a renowned Kenyan economist and columnist who is currently serving as the chairperson of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA). Ndii has built his name as a strong corruption fighter and a great economist.
Aside from his career, he’s also among the leaders who agree with the legalization of Marijuana. According to him he once smoked the substance while in high school and it never interfered with his academics.
Being one of the best economists we have in the country, JamboDaily brings the career journey of David Ndii.
David Ndii Age and Place of Birth
Ndii was born and raised in Kiambu County, Kenya. However, his age is still unclear at the moment.
The prominent economist is a Rhodes scholar at Oxford University and Eisenhower Fellow. He also holds a doctorate and master’s degree in economics from Oxford University. Additionally, he also has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Nairobi.
David Ndii Career
Ndii has held numerous top positions in and out of the country. During the Kibaki regime, he served as an advisor on the economic recovery of the country. He has also served as a technical advisor on Public Finance to the Committee of Experts as well as an economic advisor to the President of Rwanda.
Due to his differences with the previous regime, he never worked with the Uhuru government and instead worked for the opposition. During the 2017, election David Ndii was among the key people in the NASA coalition, a coalition that had united numerous parties.
He served as the chief strategist for the coalition for numerous years before the coalition scrambled. Following the fallout in the coalition, Ndii decided to join the other side of the field and instead of supporting his leaders, Raila Odinga he became his chief critic as he joined the UDA brigade.
As a chief critic of Uhuru and his handshake brother, Ndii wrote numerous letters and tweets criticizing the government’s economic strategies. Having joined Ruto’s brigade during the campaign season, he was lucky to reap after his side won the election. As a result, he was named as the chairperson of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) in President Ruto’s State House.
Aside from his political career, he’s also the chairman of the board of Zimele Asset Management Company Limited. He’s also the Managing Director of African Economics, he also served as a lecturer at the University of Strathmore.
David Ndii Wife and Kids
Ndii is a family man married to a well-learned wife by the name of Mwende Gatabaki. His wife is a veteran ICT personnel who tried her hand at politics in the concluded 2022 election where she was vying for the gubernatorial seat but she wasn’t lucky enough to secure the seat. The two are blessed with one daughter.
Salary and Net Worth
As the chairperson of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) his monthly salary is close to Ksh 1 million including allowances. Speaking of his wealth, the main source of his wealth has been his stellar career and he has an estimated net worth of Ksh 100 million.