Insights

Kina Advisory provides insights on topical issues facing the industry today as companies operate and invest in Africa. Read through our latest thought pieces that give an insight into Kina’s way of thinking, as we discuss ideas that challenge the way business in Africa is conducted, offer solutions to those challenges and highlight the success of others.

 

Rosalind Kainyah’s appointed to the Board of Aker Energy

06|09|2018

Rosalind Kainyah, Managing Director of Kina Advisory, has been appointed to the Board of Aker Energy. Aker Energy, a new addition to the industrial investment company, Aker Group, is an upstream oil and gas company currently present in Ghana.

Aker Energy has a strong focus on developing a sustainable energy company in Ghana and a commitment to developing the socio-economic environment of the country.  This focus is strongly aligned to the vision and values of Kina to work with companies to build sustainable businesses whilst contributing to deeper and inclusive long-term growth of countries and communities.

Rosalind is pleased to accept this new appointment.  She will bring her decades of experience in political risk management, government relations, corporate and environmental law, and sustainability, in the oil & gas, mining, and power industries, to make a positive impact to activities of Aker Energy.  Click here to read the full post by Aker Energy

Ghana Oil Club – Foundation to Sustainable Business

20|08|2018

At this year’s Ghana Oil Club Strategic Roundtable Discussion, Rosalind Kainyah will be discussing market entry strategies and making successes, and options for creating a petroleum hub in Ghana. Rosalind will explain her theory around business, government and society having the right conversations to generate sustainable business

Rosalind Kainyah, Managing Director at Kina Advisory will be participating at this years Ghana Oil Club Strategic Roundtable Discussion, held in Partnership with The Oil & Gas Year. The event will be discussing market entry strategies and making successes, and options for creating a petroleum hub in Ghana.

At Kina Advisory, we strongly believe that a strong market entry strategy is based on the foundations of understanding the country and the relevant stakeholders. At Kina, our concept of “the triangular relationship theory”, the need for business, government and society to have, not just conversations, but the right conversations forms the foundations of our corporate advisory consultancy we provide our clients. Getting to grips with how these three points of the triangle interact is important to achieving sustainable business and unlocking long-term profits.

When businesses engage with stakeholders and contribute to socio-economic development, stakeholders become advocates for the business. When businesses demonstrate an appreciation for government’s top priorities, by finding ways that tie in with the company’s business value drivers’ solutions to address local economic problems, businesses can gain a competitive advantage.

At Kina, we have developed the ‘Kina Advisory Introduction to Doing Business in Ghana’ course designed for executives and senior managers of international companies interested in investing or operating in Ghana. Our popular ‘Experience of Doing Business in Ghana’ session consists of a presentation and Q&A session with a representative from a selected company that has successfully invested and is operating in Ghana. This session arms investors with an insider’s perspective on doing business in Ghana, at a senior level, with the knowledge to manage potential risk and it supports companies as they develop a sustainable business.

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Arise First Operations Report 2017 | Affordable finance in Africa

13|08|2018

Kina Supports the work of Arise. Making available affordable finance in Africa for SME’s, based on an ESG strategy. This life-line investment gives local businesses the opportunity to accept investment in their business without the risk of losing their independence.

Front cover image of Arise First Operations Report 2017 | Affordable finance in AfricaWe at KINA strongly believe that access to affordable finance for SMEs is a critical factor for broad and inclusive economic growth and development in any country.  We are particularly passionate about seeing such growth in the emerging economies of Africa

We are therefore pleased to share Arise’s first Operations Report 2017.  A leading African investment company, Arise invests in and partners with sustainable locally-owned financial services providers in Sub-Saharan Africa who are looking for long-capital without losing their independence.

The report highlights Arise’s successes during the period 1 January through 31 December 2017. A marked achievement is that the financial institutions Arise has invested in have cumulatively provided over one million loans facilities to businesses across the African continent, resulting in the creation of over 12,400 permanent jobs – more than 45% of which are run by women.

Such growth, even with the best financial support, will only be truly sustainable and long-lasting with the right environmental, social and governance (ESG) structures in place.  ESG considerations are significant in Arise’s investment strategy and decision-making process.  In addition, the firm works with its investee companies to establish appropriate ESG standards and systems.

KINA’s support for the work Arise does in the African financial sector is evidenced by the fact that its Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah, serves as Arise’s nominated Non-Executive Director on the Board of Cal Bank, Ghana – one of Arise’s investee companies.

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Kina congratulates recipient of 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award

13|07|2018

From 4000 finalists from across the common wealth, Derick Omari, a graduate of the Class of 2018 at Ashesi University, Ghana is awarded the Queen’s Young Leader Award. Derick’s goal … “My greatest desire has been to make a substantial positive impact in Africa. To receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award along the way to this dream is a great honour.”

At Kina Advisory, we are champions of improving the lives of the youth in Ghana and take pride in recognising the excellent achievements attained by individuals. So, we were thrilled to hear the news that Derick Omari, a graduate of the Class of 2018 at Ashesi University, Ghana has been awarded the 2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award, for his contribution to improving IT literacy in underserved Ghanaian communities. Among 4,000 finalists from the Commonwealth nations, Derick was one of 60 selected for the Queen’s Young Leader Awards.

Recipients of the Award are recognised for using their skills to improve the lives of their communities. Derick has established two initiatives; Tech Era and Berekuso Music Project.

The Tech Era project brings together IT professionals from underserved communities and underprivileged children. The professionals teach the children IT skills and by doing so raise their IT profiles. Over 80 children have been trained in IT skills and the program has begun reaching out to the visually impaired. You can learn more about Derick and Tech Era by watching this YouTube Video. 

The Berekuso Music Project is an after-school program that teaches students to play musical instruments to help expand the opportunities available to them.

Congratulations Derick, from all of us at Kina Advisory! We are proud of what you have already achieved and will be following you keenly as we are certain there is a lot more to come from you.

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What we are up to & News

20|09|2018

Africa50 expands its board of directors

Africa50 has appointed our Imoni Akpofure to the board of directors.  Her expertise in project finance, strategy, business development, environmental and social sustainability, and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on emerging markets will be invaluable to Africa50 as they continue to contribute to Africa’s growth. For the full article, just click here.

10|09|2018

Rosalind Kainyah | Appointed | Board of Aker Energy

Aker Energy’s Appointment of Rosalind Kainyah to the board demonstrates their commitment to developing the socio-economic environment within Ghana.  Click the link to read the full story.

30|08|2018

August newsletter from “Word of Mouth” | Part of this month’s Wing Women series

Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah, has been featured in this month’s edition of Word of Mouth Newsletter as part of this month’s Wing Women series. Word of Mouth is ‘an offline community focused on changing the existing default by way of female empowerment.’. Their newsletter focuses on Rosalind’s positive work with companies that have significant socio-economic impacts doing business in Africa. To read the Newsletter, just click here

13|07|2018

Derick Omari wins the Queen’s Young Leader Award

From 4000 finalists from across the common wealth, Derick Omari, a graduate of the Class of 2018 at Ashesi University, Ghana is awarded the Queen’s Young Leader Award.  Dericks goal … “My greatest desire has been to make a substantial positive impact in Africa. To receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award along the way to this dream is a great honour.”  Click to read more

12|07|2018

Congratulations to the 2018 class of graduates from Ashesi University

Kina Advisory congratulates the 2018 class of graduates from Ashesi University. We particularly want to mention a young female graduate, Teni Agana, who has an inspiring story. To know more, just click here: