Panelist Profile


Omolabake Adenle

aja la Studios, CEO and Founder (UK)


Omolabake Adenle is the CEO and Founder of AJA.LA Studios, a funded start-up that develops speech and natural language understanding software, primarily focusing on the African market. AJA.LA was selected for Visa’s 2017 fintech accelerator for start-ups targeting the African market, a finalist for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa, and a finalist for Spindle’s 2018 Best Innovation Award. AJA.LA has developed a portfolio of African-language products currently in private beta.


Before founding AJA.LA, Omolabake was a Vice President quantitative equity derivative strategist at Morgan Stanley where she was responsible developing tactical and systematic quantitative trading strategies for institutional investors. She holds a PhD in Information Engineering from Cambridge University where she was a National Science Graduate Research Fellow and Tau Beta Pi Honors Fellow.