Babajide Adebiyi is a former partner at Talentstone Africa Partners, where he led a team advising corporations, institutions, and African government officials on risk management, financial services, energy, and infrastructure financing projects. With experience traveling and working on transactions in over 25 African markets, he has served as a consultant to multilateral institutions including the African Development Bank, where he managed and developed the private sector facility’s investment analysis and portfolio management framework focused on renewable energy, transport, port infrastructure, mining, agribusiness, trade finance and small- and medium-sized finance projects. He also has worked as risk manager for the sub-Saharan African region for Renaissance Capital, an emerging markets investment group, overseeing six offices and transactions in over 20 African markets, where he managed operational, credit, and investment risk for the bank’s African portfolio covering equities, bonds, real estate, private equity, hedge funds, and derivatives across investment banking, asset management, securities trading, and private equity businesses. He also played a key role in co-founding and leading nonprofit volunteering initiatives such as Y-IMPACT (Young – Inspiring Minds Perceptions & Attitudes to Change Tomorrow), Slum to School, and Move Back Africa Network. A chartered accountant, financial analyst and risk manager, Babajide also serves as a board member of African Capacity Building Foundation, a specialized agency of the African Union. Babajide is a recipient of a McKenna Center Fellowship.
The Keough School’s master of global affairs program includes 72 students from 32 countries:
Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda, the United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.
The students bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism, and other fields. All students in the class have received fellowships thanks to a number of generous families, as well as foundation support and funding from institutes and the University more widely.