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 former 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

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…)