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Rosalind Kainyah

R4D Board Member

Rosalind Kainyah MBE is a trusted advisor to boards and senior executives of global companies on responsible business investment and partnerships in emerging markets. She has almost 30 years of combined international, senior management, executive and board level experience. Over her career, she has worked with companies and organizations on projects across Africa, in Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia, and the South Pacific.

Ms. Kainyah is the founder and managing director of Kina Advisory. In this role, she works with companies to ensure they have positive socioeconomic impacts on the countries in which they operate, while realizing optimal financial value. She has advised companies across a variety of sectors including energy (conventional and renewable), oil and gas, mining, private equity, financial services, healthcare, agriculture, consumer goods, real estate, manufacturing, logistics, chemicals and technology.

As an environmental lawyer for almost a decade from the early 1990s, Ms. Kainyah advised international organizations and governments on environmental policy and legislation. She went on to be a corporate lawyer at the international law firm, Linklaters, and a corporate and commercial lawyer and executive director at the De Beers Group Diamond Trading Company. Before launching Kina Advisory in 2014, she was vice president, external affairs and corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Tullow Oil plc.

Ms. Kainyah is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. She is a non-executive director of CAL Bank Limited, Ghana; vice chairperson of the Africa Gifted Foundation; founding president of the Ghana chapter of International Women’s Forum; and on the Advisory Boards of Invest in Africa. She has been a non-executive director for the Norwegian oil company, Aker Energy, and for GEMS Africa, the African subsidiary of the world’s leading private school company.

In 2014, Ms. Kainyah was awarded an MBE for her corporate social responsibility work benefitting youth in Africa. In 2019 she was selected as one of the top 50 leading female professionals by Cranfield University and in 2016, was named by Forbes Afrique Magazine as one of the 100 influential women on the African continent. In 2008 she was selected as one of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage by The Power List.

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