Convergence have opened their first regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office will be headed by Africa Region Representative Ladé Araba a development finance professional with over 16 years of experience.
Ladé is uniquely suited for the job, having previously served as Technical Adviser to the former Minister of Finance of Nigeria and Head of the Ministry’s Strategic Monitoring Unit. She was also an Adviser in the Power Sector Team at the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF). As the Technical Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Ladé advised on financing regional infrastructure projects and promoting intra-African trade. Finally, Ladé has ample experience executing deals as a Senior Investment Officer at the African Development Bank. (full text can be found on the Convergence website).
Ladé will also be participating at the Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting on 3-4 October 2018 at Fairmont the Norfolk hotel. She will be discussing opportunities in blended finance in the power sector, more information on each session can be found in the AIX: Nairobi agenda.