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.

 

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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Kina Advisory congratulations the 18’ Ashesi University graduates

11|07|2018

Teni’s Journey from high school to graduating from Ashesi University has not been easy, but single-minded determination and guidance through the scholarship process helped her achieve her goal. Without big businesses investing in the future of Africa we can’t move forwards

Image of Teni Agana one of the 18 graduates from Ashesi UniversityKina 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.

Teni’s drive and ambition, that led to her graduating from what is undeniably the best University in Ghana, began in high school. Her aspirations to become a college graduate saw her move away from her family home to work in a market place as a head porter, known locally as “kayayo”, to save money for her college education. However, her savings had to be used to deal with a family medical emergency. But that good turn was repaid when she was introduced to a member of CAMFED, a partner institution of Ashesi University, that supports the education of young women in rural sub-Saharan Africa, to lift them out of poverty to become leaders of change. She was encouraged to and successfully applied for a MasterCard Foundations scholarship to Ashesi University. Her ambition is now to help others who find themselves in the situation she was in realise the benefits of college education.

At Kina, we work with our clients to advise and support the development of social investment strategies and programmes. One such client is Tullow Oil, a supporter of Ashesi University. Tullow is delighted to congratulate the 2018 Ashesi graduates:

“Ashesi University is a key partner in Tullow’s efforts to build capacity in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education in order to produce graduates where the company’s host countries experience significant skills gaps and to also help in the development of the country.

Tullow Ghana is providing scholarships to 10 bright but needy students to complete a four-year engineering degree. Tullow supports centers of excellence such as Ashesi University which delivers a solid engineering degree with an emphasis on design thinking and entrepreneurship so that students graduate with hands-on skills which will make them more effective contributors to industry.”

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Rosalind Kainyah co-hosts IWF Ghana Breakfast Masterclass on wealth management

25|06|2018

Rosalind Kainyah in her capacity as Co-President of the International Women’s Forum, Ghana (IWF Ghana), wants to increase the awareness among women in relation to financial planning & wealth preservation. To reinforce this crucial message Rosalind invited Bimpe Nkontchou of W8 Advisory to share her expert knowledge on wealth management. Click “Read More” to understand why Rosalind wants women to be more secure financially.

Supporting KINA Advisory image for website insight post : IWF Ghana Breakfast Seminar

Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah, in her capacity as Co-President of the International Women’s Forum, Ghana (IWF Ghana), hosted their breakfast masterclass on wealth management “Harnessing the Power of Women – Tips For Securing Your Financial Future”. Guest speaker at the event was Bimpe Nkontchou, Managing Principal at W8 Advisory.

The session aimed to raise awareness among women about the necessity of financial planning and wealth preservation. Bimpe encouraged strategic philanthropy by individuals as one of the ways to preserve wealth and create legacy. She advised that philanthropy should be strategic and sustainable through family foundations, for example; and explained how this would enable families to contribute to the broader socio-economic development of African countries.

Bimpe’s conversation demonstrates that it is not only governments, donor agencies and corporations that can contribute to social and economic development, but individuals and families also have a role to play (Click here, to read more about the thoughts of Bimpe in the Business & Financial Times).

At Kina Advisory, we advise companies operating in emerging economies – particularly in Africa.  Our focus is on assisting them to develop and implement social investment strategies that both result in deeper and more inclusive long-term growth for their host countries and communities, as well as contributes to achieving the company’s business objectives and business value drivers.

For more information on advice on wealth management contact info@w8advisory.com.

For more information on Kina Advisory’s Services, contact info@kinaadvisory.com.

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What we are up to & News

22|07|2019

Cranfield Names Rosalind Kainyah in Top 50 “BAME” Female Leaders

The Kina Advisory team is delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah, has been named as one of the top 50 Leading Females professionals of Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) women by Cranfield University.  The 50 inspiring women come from backgrounds historically under-represented in the senior leadership pipeline.  “Click Here” to read the full post

25|04|2019

Global Trade Review, West Africa 2019 and Rosalind Kainyah

Kina Advisory is delighted to confirm that Rosalind Kainyah, our Managing Director is one of the speakers at this year’s Global Trade Review, West Africa 2019.  Rosalind will be using her expertise to help explain the following, “What needs to be done to stimulate foreign direct investment in west Africa?”

In this interview conducted by Iyabode Soji-okusanya (Head Of Corporate Banking at Access Bank Plc) Rosalind will be touching on areas such as:

  • Ease of doing business: What are the main operational, financial and physical trade concerns for foreign investors?
  • Regulatory framework: To what extent is consistency an issue? Which West African markets and regulatory areas are of greatest concern? & What would investors like to see from regulators?
  • Physical infrastructure: To what extent is a lack of physical connectivity a barrier to fixed investment?
  • Who will be West Africa’s key partners in building a stronger, more resilient economy? What do investors see as the key areas of value they can bring to the region?

To see a full breakdown of the 2 day event, please click the below link.

Global Trade Review, West Africa 2019 and Rosalind Kainyah

10|01|2019

Aker Energy announces successful drilling offshore of Ghana

As a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Aker Energy, Rosalind Kainyah (Managing Director of Kina Advisory) is thrilled by the news of results of the first appraisal well drilled by Aker Energy offshore Ghana. The hard work begins but Rosalind is confident that Aker Energy will be an exemplary partner in Ghana – for the benefit of the country as a whole | To read the full press release, please click here. 

01|11|2018

Rosalind Kainyah | Arise Invest Interview About Cal Bank

MD of Kina Advisory, Rosalind Kainyah has been interviewed by Arise Invest,  Arise is a leading African investment company backed by three reputable cornerstone investors, namely Norfund, Rabobank, and FMO.  Rosalind has done many interviews relating to investing in Africa, but this article focuses on her role as a board member of Cal Bank, “what excites her about this role” & “why become involved with Cal bank”, as well as looking at her background. We hope you find the article enlightening (Click Here for the full Article).

12|10|2018

IWF Ghana | Generating Sustainable Wealth in Ghana

Rosalind Kainyah, Co-President of the International Women’s Forum Ghana (IWF Ghana) will be hosting the Forum’s first weekend retreat. With an all-female audience of around 50 Ghanian leaders, this retreat will focus on the common thread which binds the audience together: Generating Sustainable Wealth: How to create viable local companies which can become partners or suppliers to international companies in sectors like: oil & gas, mining, energy, construction and Infrastructure. Rosalind and other guest speakers will answer this question and many others from our business stand-point. (more…)