STEM Education for African Girls

Lade Araba

Co-Founder and President

Board of Trustees

Ladé Araba is a senior Development Finance Executive and Board Member with over 20 years of experience. She is currently a Sustainable Finance Consultant with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). She is the immediate past Executive Director of AlphaMundi Foundation. She was previously the Managing Director for Africa at Convergence Blended Finance, sits on the Equality Fund’s Investment Advisory Council, serves as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of African Risk Capacity (ARC) Ltd where she Chairs the Finance and Investment Committee, and is the Co-Founder/President of the Visiola Foundation. She was an Advisory Committee Member at the Green Outcomes Fund. She previously served as Technical Adviser to the former Minister of Finance of Nigeria and was the Head of the Strategic Monitoring Unit. She was also an Adviser in the Power Sector Team at the Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility (NIAF). She was previously a Senior Investment Officer in Infrastructure Finance at the African Development Bank and served as Technical Adviser to the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Ms. Araba was an Enterprise Development Specialist at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and also worked for the QED Group LLC in Washington, DC. 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 (2001). A native English speaker, she is fluent in French and Italian and has basic knowledge of Spanish.