Past Fellows

Omolade Araba

Country: Nigeria

Current location: Nairobi 

Occupation: Managing Director, Africa 

Organisation: Convergence Blended Finance 


Lade Araba is a senior development finance professional. She previously served as Technical Adviser to the former Minister of Finance of Nigeria and was the Head of the Strategic Monitoring Unit.

She has worked for a range of global institutions including the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). 

She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a dual Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management Information Systems (MIS) and International Business from the University of Oklahoma.