Dr. Elvis Moleka is the Vice President of Labs and Data Science at Groundswell. His passionate pursuit of data-based solutions to long-standing issues has uncovered previously unexplored research possibilities in the realm of energy forecasting.

Dr. Moleka has more than 15 years of progressive experience in finance, risk management, data, and quantitative analytics, performing complex model validation analyses, and creating executive summaries of findings. As a Data Scientist, he leverages statistical analysis and econometrics knowledge to promote model development and data management solutions.

He is a member of the New York Institute of Finance. He has worked with major Wall Street Banks and held many leadership positions such as Lead Quantitative Analyst at RiskSpan, Senior Economist at Fannie Mae, Lecturer in Statistics, and Head of Teaching Fellows at the University of Warwick, and Research Economist at the University of Bath.

Prior to joining Groundswell, Dr. Moleka instructed courses in Economics, Econometrics, Monetary Economics, Quantitative Finance, and statistics at the University of Warwick, the University of Bath, London Metropolitan University, and the University of Buea. He oversaw the creation of many MBA courses, and he has graduated over 15,000+ students during his more than 20 years’ tenure in academia. Dr. Moleka is the author of “33 Pillars to Having your Ph.D. Degree,” a course he developed from his Ph.D. experience. This method led him to finish his Doctorate Degree in less than 3 years. 

As a course creator and technical writer, Dr. Moleka has designed professional development courses, proven leadership laws, business strategies, and resume writing skills, purchased by thousands of students around the globe. Notably, a number of small start-up businesses and medium-sized corporations have used his training programs to solve urgent needs and build high-performing teams. Companies have also used his leadership training programs as a tool for greater productivity for their employees.

Additionally, Dr. Moleka is the Co-Founder & CEO of Leka Research Institute, LLC, which helps banks and financial institutions solve their urgent needs by narrowing in on the key elements of model validation, quantitative finance, enterprise risk management, policy research, and economic modeling. 

Dr. Moleka holds a Ph.D. in Economics (with Distinction) from the University of Bath. He earned a Master of Science degree in Business Economics and Finance (with Merit) from London Metropolitan Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics (with Honors) from the University of Buea. His Ph.D. thesis, titled “Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy Rules” examined the effectiveness of monetary policy in the African economies. He is an accredited Higher Education Lecturer and member of the UK Higher Education Academy. Dr Moleka obtained a Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2014. He is also a Certified Risk Management Professional (CRMP) and a Certified Mortgage Loan Originator through the NMLS.

Dr. Moleka is Chair of the Economic and Policy Development Committee at BACDU INC USA, where he is known for his strong project management and program evaluation skills. He is currently the Lead Minister at Mountain Movers’. He is married and blessed with two beautiful daughters.