Malado Kaba

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Malado Kaba (born 1971) is a Guinean economist and politician who has served a Finance minister since January 2016.

Early life and education[edit]

Kaba was born in Liberia in 1971 and grew up in France.[1][2] She graduated from Paris Nanterre University in 1994 with a degree in development economics.[3]


Kaba did an internship at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs[4] before working as an adviser at the Guinean ministry of economy, finance and planning from 1996 until 1999.[3] She has worked on several development projects with the European Union and oversaw analysis of the European Commission's partnership with South Africa related to macroeconomics and budgetary transparency.[3]

In 2014, Kaba became country-head of the Africa Governance Initiative of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair.[3]

Kaba was appointed Minister of Finance by President Alpha Condé on 6 January 2016, the first woman in the role and one of seven women appointed to cabinet.[3][5]


  1. ^ "Malada Kaba" (in French). Leaders Afrique.
  2. ^ Freland, François-Xavier (8 March 2017). "Guinée : pour Malado Kaba, ministre de l'Économie, " on peut s'endetter quand il s'agit d'investir dans des projets productifs "". Jeune Afrique (in French). Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e Tagba, Kamailoudini (7 January 2016). "Guinea: Malado Kaba, country's new Minister of Economy & Finance". The North Africa Post. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  4. ^ Diallo, Malick (11 January 2016). "Guinea: Malado Kaba, New Minister of Economy". Africa News Agency. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Commodities, Rainfall, Instability Biggest Challenges —African Ministers". International Monetary Fund. 8 October 2016. Retrieved 16 May 2017.