Arame WadeSenior Advisory Associate, West Africa
As Root Capital’s Senior Advisory Associate, I plan and coordinate advisory services to agribusinesses across West Africa. I’ve always been interested in development work and studied agribusiness to apply it to a career in my native Senegal; I studied accounting at a high school in Dakar that specialized in the subject, got a B.S. in Agribusiness Finance in the United States, and worked as an agribusiness officer supporting local cashew businesses with financial management training and business plan development. I like that my current role allows me to continue my work to bring finance to rural businesses across Senegal. When I’m not at work, I love to watch series, spend time with family and friends, and dance until I can no longer feel my legs!