At Kina Advisory we are passionate about two things: the future of the African Continent and the transformative role which business can play in helping countries and communities positively shape that future.
Meaning ‘depth’ in Swahili, Kina provides strategic counsel and practical assistance to companies operating and investing in Africa.
We specialise in helping our clients to advance their interests by shaping and delivering smarter approaches to building productive relationships with key stakeholders. Underpinning this, we work with our clients to understand the operating context, specifically the political, social, socio-economic, environmental, and governance issues that are critical to the commercial success, ongoing viability and sustainability of their businesses.
We also work with client firms to manage the environmental and social impacts of their activities and to foster the broader socio-economic development of their host countries and communities, which we believe leads to deeper and more inclusive long term growth.
We are pragmatic, commercially-focused, and innovative – marrying strategy with operational execution and delivery. We combine a deep and wide knowledge of African countries with international experience – illuminating the operating context, the opportunities and the constraints.
What we are up to & News
Key to investment success in developing countries
Published in the The New Model Corporate Affairs Director’, Managing Director Rosalind Kainyah discusses understanding the socio-economic environment and creating the right conversations as key to success in investing in new markets in developing countries and the role of the Corporate Affairs Director. Click here to read the full article.
Ghanaian women empowered in business
Empowering women in business is a key aspect of the fifth sustainable development goals. The 2018 Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) names Ghana as having the highest percentage of female business owners at 46.4%.
It is encouraging to read about businesses led by women that also consider environmental sustainability, such as the collaboration between Redavia, a German rental solar company, implementing a solar farm for the Ghanaian hospitality group Linda Dor.
Congratulations to the Young CEO of the Year
Kina Advisory congratulates Dr Amy Jadesimi, CEO of LADOL for winning the Young CEO of the Year award at the 2018 Africa CEO Forum. Amy is a role model for young and old, men and women alike https://t.co/stvCAA5FEr.
Commemorating Harvard Kennedy School’s Professor Calestous Juma
We at Kina are shocked by the passing of Kenya’s and Harvard Kennedy School’s Professor Calestous Juma. It’s hard to believe that the boundless energy with which he engaged the world through all media on innovation and international development is gone forever. Our last such interaction followed his piece on the limits of leapfrogging for Africa’s development. Inspired by the thought piece, I gave a perspective from the business angle, to which Calestous further responded to me privately.
We are fortunate at Kina to count one of his former students as one of our team. Like the millions of others in Africa and the world who loved his brain and followed his work, we all claim a piece of Calestous, but we can’t claim to understand the grief of those who were closest to him. We can only offer our heartfelt sympathies and continue to build on and implement some of the ideas he shared to help shape Africa’s development.
Rosalind shares insights on Africa’s hidden figures with This is Africa
Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah shares her insights on how big business can play a role in bringing the ‘hidden figures’ in Africa’s informal economy into the formal. Click here to view article.