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 Executive Director & Chief Investment Officer of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC).

In this capacity, he oversees end to end origination and execution of transactions. 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

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: