Malado
Kaba

Economist, Former Finance minister, Board member
African Women Leadership Fund

With 23 years of experience in international development, Malado Kaba served as the first female Finance Minister of the Republic of Guinea between 2016 and 2018. During that time, she reached record macroeconomic results and was instrumental in leading key strategic negotiations to secure more than USD20 billion for Guinea’s ambitious infrastructure programme. She also contributed to improve Guinea’s international image and relations with investors, international partners and the civil society. She led actions to increase transparency in procurement, debt and treasury, fight corruption and promote good governance.

Prior to her ministerial position, she was country head for Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in Guinea advising leaders and senior officials in Government on both policy and programme implementation. Before that she worked as an economist for the European Commission.

In December 2017, Malado Kaba was named among the 10 best Finance Ministers of Africa by FinancialAfrik magazine.

In December 2018, Malado Kaba joined the Advisory Board of the African Women Leadership Fund, which seeks to boost economic empowerment of African women. In 2019, she has co-founded Falémé Advisory, a consultancy firm providing strategic advice to both private and public sectors.