Promise Ada Madubuobu
2022 Global Leadership Initiative
Adaobi (Ada) Madubuobu is an MSc in Law and Finance student and a member of Jesus College. She is the treasurer of two students’ finance societies—the Oxford Sustainable Finance Society and the Oxford Fintech and Legaltech Society. Ada has worked as a banking and finance lawyer in a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria, advising domestic and foreign clients on infrastructure and development financing transactions in Africa. She’s passionate about democratizing access to finance, especially for small and women-owned businesses and committed to harnessing the power of sustainable finance as a means for catalyzing development and poverty alleviation in Africa (reshaping the continent’s approach to development and poverty alleviation). Ada’s passion has led her to volunteer as an attorney for small businesses with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, among others.