Advisory Board

Kina’s Advisory Board is made up of people who have worked successfully over many decades in some of the most challenging environments in Africa.  They lend the significant weight and substance of their insights, experience, expertise and connections to the value of Kina’s services to its clients:

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Aidan Heavey

Aidan is the founder and CEO of Tullow Oil Plc Africa’s leading independent oil exploration and production company.

Aidan’s entrepreneurial skills were recognised in 2005 with the Ernst & Young (Ireland) Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2011, he received the Business & Finance (Ireland), Business Person of the Year Award.

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Oliver Andrews

Oliver Andrews is the Director and Chief Coverage Officer of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).

In this capacity, he leads the corporation’s origination, technical/industry and project development teams. An entrepreneurial engineer and transport economist with an extensive background in engineering, transport and project finance, he has over 30 years’ experience in the various infrastructure sectors and 20 years as an infrastructure project developer, financier and strategic adviser. Oliver is also Chairman of the Africa Centre.

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Bimpe Nkontchou

Based in London, Bimpe runs a specialist advisory practice providing services to international investors doing business in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as to African companies and entrepreneurs with concerns in Africa and Europe.

She is a lawyer qualified both in England & Wales and in Nigeria, with over 25 years’ experience practising in both jurisdictions. Bimpe has also hosted and organised seminars and workshops promoting the continent of Africa as an investment destination and is Vice Chair of the Africa Centre.

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Mike Peckham

Mike Peckham is the Managing Director of PSA Training and Development. He has almost 20 years experience as an executive and team coach, supporting senior teams and individuals to achieving amazing things. His clients include blue chip companies, De Beers, Virgin Money, Starbucks, BSB Sky, EDF, Total Exploration and Production, Tullow Oil, and North Caspian Operating Company (Kazakhstan).

Mike has established major programmes of culture change with clients including Ford Motor Company, United Biscuits, Allied Distillers Ltd, Golden Wonder, Jaguar Cars Ltd, Cable & Wireless, H.J.Heinz, Trebor Bassett, PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, Cable and Wireless, Nestle, and Avery Dennison. He also has an active interest in supporting public and third sector organisation and has worked with the executive teams of City and Islington College, Solihull Metropolitan Council, Save the Children, Asthma UK, Action for Children, The Zoological Society of London.

He helped to establish the National Centre for the Oral Tradition (NACOT) a centre specialising in public speaking and narrative leadership and until 2014 was Chair of the charity. In addition, he is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops for the Directory of Social Change; was editor and contributor to the Association of Management Education and Development’s journal ‘Organisations & People’; and is an ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ with the Business School at The University of South Wales.

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Merene Botsio Benyah

Merene Benyah is a Senior Partner of JLD & MB Legal Consultancy, Ghana. The Law Firm has been involved in major legal transactions such as the merger between Total and Mobil Oil; AngloGold and Ashanti Goldfields; and the listing of Golden Star Resources Limited and Tullow Oil Plc on the Ghana Stock Exchange.

Merene is a Lawyer by profession and a member of the International Bar Association; the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn; the Commonwealth Lawyers Association among others, and a Notary Public. Merene has considerable experience in all fields of corporate and commercial practice, including Oil and Gas/Petroleum and Mining law, both in the international arena and in Ghana. She has advised major international companies, financial institutions and organizations investing and operating in Ghana including Tullow Oil Plc, Exxon Mobil Corporation, BP International Ltd and Delta Airlines.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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