– USA, CA – Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX), a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that Dr. Dambisa Moyo has been elected to the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Moyo was elected at Seagate’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on October 21, 2015.

“Dambisa brings tremendous expertise and a broad point of view through her knowledge and deep understanding of macroeconomic issues and global policy,” said Steve Luczo, Seagate’s chairman and chief executive officer. “On behalf of the full Board, we are pleased to welcome her to and look forward to her many contributions to Seagate.”

Dr. Moyo is a global economist and current board member at Barclays Bank PLC, Barrick Gold Corporation and SABMiller PLC. Her previous experience includes serving as an economist for Goldman Sachs’ debt capital markets, hedge fund coverage and global macroeconomics teams for almost a decade. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers: Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa, How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and Stark Choices Ahead, and Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World.

Dr. Moyo holds an undergraduate degree in chemistry and an MBA in finance from American University in Washington, D.C., as well as a master’s degree from Harvard University and a PhD in economics from Oxford University.

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