Former Finance Minister, Consultant, International Development and Finance Expert
Republic of Guinea
An accomplished leader in international development and finance, Malado Kaba served as the first female Economy and Finance minister of the Republic of Guinea (2016-2018). Ms. Kaba is the managing director of Falémé Conseil, a consultancy that provides advisory services to public and private sector organizations, and in November 2021, she became a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development, a US-based think tank.
During her time as Finance Minister, Ms. Kaba reached record macroeconomic results and led successful actions to increase fiscal transparency, fight corruption, and promote good governance. Prior to her ministerial position, she was country head for the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change in Guinea, advising leaders and senior officials in government on public policy and project implementation. Before that, she worked as an economist for the European Commission in a range of countries and led a large portfolio of programs focusing on public, economic, and government policy.
Ms. Kaba is certified as a non-executive independent director of the Institute of Directors in London and sits on the Advisory Board of the African Women Investment Fund of the Economic Commission for Africa. She is also a Board trustee at the International Budget Partnership and the chairwoman of Orabank Guinea. A strong advocate for promoting women’s rights and leadership, Ms. Kaba mentors promising African women across the continent. She also advocates against gender-based violence.
In November 2019, Ms. Kaba received the AllAfrica Women Agenda’s (AWA) award in the category of public administration and good governance. In December 2017, Ms. Kaba was named one of the 10 best Finance Ministers in Africa by FinancialAfrik magazine.