Former Finance Minister, Consultant, Economist
Republic of Guinea
With 24 years of experience in international development, Malado Kaba served as the first female Economy and 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 USD$20 billion for Guinea’s ambitious infrastructure program.
She also contributed to improving Guinea’s international image and relations with investors, international partners and civil society. Malado led actions to increase fiscal transparency, fight corruption and promote good governance and sound administration. 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 both policy and program implementation. Before that, she worked as an economist for the European Commission in different countries.
In August 2019, Malado was appointed Chair of the Board of the Regulatory Authority for Electricity and Water Utilities in Guinea. She also sits on the advisory board of the African Women Leadership Fund (AWLF), an impact fund aiming to support women entrepreneurs and women fund managers in Africa. In December 2019, she joined the board of International Budget Partnership. In 2018, she co-founded Falémé Conseil, a consultancy firm providing strategic advice to both private and public sectors.
In November 2019, Malado received the AllAfrica Women Agenda’s (AWA) award in the category of public administration and good governance. In December 2017, Malado Kaba was named one the 10 best Finance Ministers in Africa by FinancialAfrik magazine.