Ladé is a senior development finance professional with over 16 years of experience. In addition to her work with Convergence, she co-chairs the advisory board of EED Advisory. She previously served as technical adviser to the minister of finance of Nigeria and was the head of the Strategic Monitoring Unit. She has also served as an adviser in the power sector team at the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF), a technical assistance programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Prior to NIAF, Ladé was technical adviser to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) where she advised on the building blocks for financing regional infrastructure projects and promoting intra-African trade. She was formerly a Senior Investment Officer at the African Development Bank, where she played key roles in deal origination and appraisal, and led diverse teams to obtain board approval for senior loans to several infrastructure projects across Africa collectively valued in excess of $2bn.
Ladé holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a dual Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management Information Systems and International Business from the University of Oklahoma (2001). A native English speaker, she is fluent in French and Italian and has basic knowledge of Spanish.
Ladé is a panellist at our Africa Investment Exchange: Nairobi meeting, which will be held on 3-4 October 2018.