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, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe, 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 the Norwegian oil company, Aker Energy AS; CAL Bank Limited, Ghana; GEMS Africa; and Invest in Africa. She is also Vice Chairperson and Trustee of the Africa Gifted Foundation and from 2015 to 2018 was 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

Partner

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

Client Relations and Operations 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 relationship management, business strategy, and market research lend to her role as a Client Relations and Operations Manager 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

Consultant, Finance

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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Elizabeth-Mary Ekuwa Arthur

Office Administrator

Elizabeth-Mary Ekuwa Arthur is a highly motivated, proactive and tenacious young administrator with working experience in diverse areas: insurance, education and warehousing & ports industries.

She holds a Bachelor in Science of Business Administration, marketing option from one of the top Universities in Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Ekuwa found herself amongst the best students of her class and excelling in courses such as, Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Human Resource and management, Logistics and Supply Chain and many others.

As an amateur administrator working closely with experts in her field, she is ever ready to achieve more and learn more in her new field of work.

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What we are up to & News

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…)

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