Kina Team

Insight. Expertise. Connections. Reach.

We understand Africa. We have lived, worked and done business across the continent for decades gaining invaluable insight.  We have worked in multiple geographies across Africa and developed expertise in a broad variety of sectors.  We have built strong connections and relationships with governments, companies, multilaterals, NGOs and academic institutions in countries across the continent.  Our reach is extensive having completed projects and advised companies and governments in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, and Uganda, Egypt and Tanzania, to name but a few.

The depth of Kina Advisory’s expertise is borne out of the experience and knowledge of its core team and network of consultants. Rosalind Kainyah has decades of experience in government relations, political risk management and sustainability, focused on the mining, oil & gas, and power industries in Africa.  Trina Fahey, Partner, has over 20 years’ experience in the extractive and energy sectors, including 14 years as a Social Performance and Corporate Affairs expert.  Imoni Akpofure, Senior Associate, is a highly qualified professional with over two decades of developed and developing country experience in project finance and environmental and social sustainability.


Rosalind Kainyah MBE

Founder & Managing Director

A lawyer by profession, she has extensive experience in government relations, political risk management, social investment, and corporate and environmental law, focusing primarily on the mining, oil and gas industries in Africa.

Rosalind is a Non-Executive Director of CAL Bank Limited, Ghana, GEMS Africa, and Invest in Africa; and a Vice Chairperson and Trustee of the Africa Gifted Foundation. She is also a member of the Stewardship Committee of Reference for the Friends Life UK Stewardship Fund (part of the Aviva insurance group).

Combining her legal, external relationship and issues management skills, Rosalind has successfully represented companies in negotiations with governments in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Trina Fahey


Trina has twenty years’ experience in the extractive and energy sectors across a range of functions. Specifically, she has spent the last fourteen years working as a social performance and corporate affairs practitioner on a range of international exploration and major infrastructure projects across Australia, the Middle East, Africa and the Former Soviet Union.

Trina’s experience and expertise covers social performance, public affairs, issues management, corporate communications (including crisis communications), and stakeholder engagement. She has worked in a range of roles for Tullow Oil PLC, BG Group, and Duke Energy International.

Trina holds Bachelor degrees in both Commerce and International Business, and completed a Corporate Finance Programme with the London Business School as well as a post graduate diploma in Financial Communication with the Queensland University of Technology. She has also completed post graduate studies in social performance with the University of Queensland at their Sustainable Minerals Institute in Brisbane.

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Imoni Akpofure

Senior Associate

Imoni has substantial experience in project finance, strategy, business development, environmental and social sustainability, and stakeholder engagement, with a focus on emerging markets.

Imoni has worked with International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, gaining expertise across a range of sectors globally – including infrastructure, global manufacturing & services, the extractive industries, and environment & social development. She has also sat on several boards and programs for development in Africa.

Imoni holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Newcastle University, UK, and a BEng in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, London. She speaks French and has a working knowledge of German and Spanish.

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Melanie Agyare

Business Services Manager

Melanie is a marketing and research professional with working experience and knowledge of both the UK and African market. Her industry background is diverse having worked in the insurance, pension, investment management, cosmetics, and advertising industries.

She has notably spent two years working abroad in Ghana as an account manager and marketing assistant. Skills in market research, relationship management, business strategy, and data analysis lend to her role as a research and business development associate at Kina Advisory.

Melanie graduated from Royal Holloway University in the top seven percent of her class with a first class Bachelor’s degree in Management with International Business. She has also attained a Master’s degree in Marketing Management from Aston University. Due to graduating in the top 20% of her class she was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter, The International Honour Society that recognises business excellence accredited by AACSB International.

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Sunday Martins

Financial Director

Sunday Martins Is a Certified Accountant with 30 years' financial management experience, and an alumni of Warwick Business School, his client list have included household name multinationals in Financial Services, FMCG, Medical, Power Generation & Telecoms. In addition to his role as Financial Director at Kina, he is also Consultant at Ownet Consulting. This is a London based boutique consulting firm, providing Finance Transformation delivery services to large and medium sized commercial organisations.

Amongst the list of Sunday’s achievements, is the provision financial reporting services to an Emerging market focused Power Generation global Investor.

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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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