About us

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


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.


Rosalind attends Africa Business Media Innovators 2017

Rosalind Kainyah, Founder and Managing Director, is attending this year’s Africa Business Media Innovators 2017, to be held in Accra, Ghana 12-14th November.

The event was officially opened by HE Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana. Bloomberg hosts include Matthew Winkler and Justin Smith. Speakers at the conference include Strive Masiyiwa, Nicole Amartiefo, Omar Ben Yedder, Khanyi Dhlomo, Tutu Agyare, and Caroline Southey.

Click to view a live stream of the event.


Rosalind Kainyah’s new Board Appointment

Rosalind Kainyah, Managing Director of Kina Advisory, has been appointed by the Board of CAL Bank Limited as a Non-Executive Director. CAL Bank is one of Ghana’s leading banks. Rosalind was nominated by one of CAL Bank’s major shareholders, Arise BV.

Click here to view her appointment.


Rosalind shares views on leapfrogging debate

Founder and Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah shared her views on the ongoing leapfrogging debate with African Arguments.

Rosalind discusses the benefits that leapfrogging can have, from empowering local citizens to advancing technology, as well as the implications on infrastructure and industrial development.

Click here to read the article