Kina Network

Kina’s network of consultants have conducted business in many countries. With experience in ESG due diligence, political risk management and stakeholder engagement, they lend the value of their knowledge and experience to the service Kina Advisory provides to its clients

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Kwame Akuffo

Associate

Kwame is an Executive Coach, Educator and Tutor and the founder of HRB Partnership. He is also a Director of Pentacle Africa. Kwame works with managers and leadership teams to support Organisational and Leadership Development and Change.

Kwame has facilitated and led a number of successful projects and programmes for Tullow Oil, GCB Bank, Ghana Chambers of Mines, HFC Bank, UT Holdings, The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and De Beers. He holds M.Sc. degrees in Human Resources Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and in Organisational Behaviour, from Birkbeck College (University of London).

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Theo Acheampong

Associate

Theo Acheampong is a petroleum economist and emerging markets analyst with over five years’ experience in providing economic and investment analysis as well as strategic advice and research support for projects within the global oil gas and energy industries. He specialises in upstream oil and gas advisory with particular emphasis on fiscal regime modelling, petroleum valuation, project economics and contract negotiations.

He has worked on a number of client projects in the oil and gas industry for Crystol Energy (London), Endeavour International Corporation (Aberdeen) and the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF) among others. In addition, Theo has been engaged as a consultant providing macroeconomic analysis and market research reports with a focus on frontier emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa for IHS Economics & Country Risk (London) and Kina Advisory Limited (London) among others.

Theo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Africa Economics LLC, a boutique consultancy offering broad-based macro socioeconomic analysis, market research, business analytics and intelligence services with a focus on frontier emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is an alumnus of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, with a master’s degree in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance (with distinction) and an ongoing PhD in Economics (specialisation in Petroleum Economics) under the supervision of Professor Alexander Kemp, a global authority in petroleum economics. He holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. More about his work can be found at www.theoachempong.com.

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Akosua Shaa Yankey

Associate

Akosua Shaa Yankey is an Associate of Kina Advisory Limited, based in the company’s office in Accra, Ghana. She is focused on developing new business for the company and managing relationship with current and prospective clients. She has a strong business management and development background, and experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation.

Shaa Yankey started her career at SECAM (Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar) in travelling through Africa providing administrative and logistical support for conferences and workshops in venues such as Lome (Togo), Lagos (Nigeria), Kinshasa (Zaire) and Roma (Lesotho).

Following that, she became the General Manager of a business management and development consultancy where she was responsible for co-ordinating the company’s projects and assignments in various sectors and countries in West Africa; specifically, Liberia, Sierra Leone and in Ghana. In her role she was responsible for client relationship management; assisted in the drafting and finalising project reports; and managed client conferences and workshops. The company’s clients included the World Bank, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Government of Ghana, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Credit Union Association of Ghana among others.

Shaa is also the Founder and Managing Director of STB Consulting Limited, a business management and development consulting company; and a Director of Nuba Foods and Commodities Limited, an indigenous agro-food processing company in Ghana which works with small holder farmers.

She holds a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Ghana; and certificates in French Language from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France and the University of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, as well as a certificate in Spanish Language from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain.

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Prisca Piot

Associate

Prisca has over 12 years’ experience within the social and local content field and extensive experience in project implementation. She is highly experienced in social performance management in compliance with IFC Performance Standards and in local content for the oil and mining sector. She has completed courses in social stake of environmental projects from ENVAM and CSR Strategy & Management from McGill University.

Prisca is fluent in French and English and has worked in 12 countries including Chad, Guinea, South Africa and Senegal. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales. She is a member of the International Association for Impact Assessment; Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply; and the Société de l’Industrie Minérale.

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Benjamin Sowa

Associate

Benjamin is a project management and administration professional with experience in marketing, event management, fleet and facilities management, social performance management and general administration.

Working with Swivel Marketing as project manager, he was responsible for executing local and nationwide high profile events, branding, and sales projects. Clients included Vodafone Ghana and Guinness Ghana. He has also worked with Millicom Ghana (TIGO) and Swivel Marketing gaining strong project management experience.

He has a degree in Political Science and History from the University of Ghana-Legon and a certificate in Project Management from Ghana Institute for Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

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Cassandra Mensah-Abrampah

Associate

Cassandra is a strategy, business and economic development professional with corporate and non-profit experience in Africa, the US and the UK.

She graduated from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) with a Master of International Affairs degree, focusing on Economic and Political Development and specialising in Management and Sub-Saharan Africa. Cassandra served as President of SIPA’s Pan-African Network and chaired Columbia University’s 7th Annual Africa Diplomatic Forum.

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Asantewaa Agyare

Associate

Asantewaa is an experienced researcher who has worked and studied within the environmental, corporate sustainability, and agricultural sectors, with the likes of Oxfam GB and Diageo.

She has gained further experience during her time at Kina Advisory Ltd, carrying out comparative studies of corporate social responsibility programmes, literature reviews on the benefits of a corporate foundation, and a research paper on the role of the private sector in the implementation of the sustainable development goals.

Asantewaa recently received her B.A. in Environmental Studies, Mandarin and History at Bates College, USA, where she completed an array of modules advancing her research and analytical skills. She also holds a certificate of Mandarin Language from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

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What we are up to & News

04|04|2018

Key to investment success in developing countries

Published in the The New Model Corporate Affairs Director’, Managing Director Rosalind Kainyah discusses understanding the socio-economic environment and creating the right conversations as key to success in investing in new markets in developing countries and the role of the Corporate Affairs Director. Click here to read the full article.

29|03|2018

Ghanaian women empowered in business

Empowering women in business is a key aspect of the fifth sustainable development goals. The 2018 Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) names Ghana as having the highest percentage of female business owners at 46.4%.

It is encouraging to read about businesses led by women that also consider environmental sustainability, such as the collaboration between Redavia, a German rental solar company, implementing a solar farm for the Ghanaian hospitality group Linda Dor.

27|03|2018

Congratulations to the Young CEO of the Year

Kina Advisory congratulates Dr Amy Jadesimi, CEO of LADOL for winning the Young CEO of the Year award at the 2018 Africa CEO Forum. Amy is a role model for young and old, men and women alike https://t.co/stvCAA5FEr.

19|12|2017

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.

05|12|2017

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.