Lehlé Baldé

Editor, BusinessDay Weekender

Lehlé Baldé

Editor, BusinessDay Weekender

About

Lehlé Baldé is a global citizen actively contributing to Agendas 2030 and 2063 with a specialization in communication for development, journalism with a focus on business, entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, impact investing, the business of the culinary industry amongst others.

She is the recipient of the Future Awards Africa for the category of ‘intrapreneurship’, she was also named top 50 women in media in Africa by the Media Awards and was selected to be 1 of 23 Acumen fellows a group of impact-driven leaders tackling the world‘s greatest problems.

She currently works at West Africa’s leading provider of business intelligence and news, BusinessDay Media Limited, as the editor of the Weekender. Previously she was a senior associate in the department of strategy, innovation, and partnership and also worked as an associate in the digital transformation department.

She is also a brand ambassador for Sparkle PLC, a leading digital bank that holds transparency, trust as core values.

Over the years, her engagement with policymakers, business leaders, the youth, and the general public through various media platforms contributed to shedding light on the SDGs, socio-economic issues: including financial inclusion, impact investing, and financial literacy for young Africans.

She hosts and produces various shows focused on the sustainable development goals backed by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Endeavor to mention a few. Lehlé has worked in the private and public sector in Canada, the U.K, Mozambique, Cameroon, and Nigeria in communication for development, journalism, digital transformation, and development project management/ grant management.