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

Knowledge and Training 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 Knowledge and Training 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

21|10|2019

Rosalind Kainyah MBE will be chairing the 5th Africa Oil Governance Summit

Rosalind Kainyah MBE will be chairing the 5th Africa Oil Governance Summit on the 22nd & 23rd October 2019 & facilitating the 1st panel on “Value addition to petroleum resources extraction through industrialization: The possibilities and the challenges”.  For a full break down of speaker & agenda, click here.

23|09|2019

Africa | Attracting a New Wave of Investors

Rosalind Kainyah our Managing Director will be moderating a panel discussion for Invest Africa & DLA Piper on Wednesday 25th Sept 2019.  The Topic: Attracting a New Wave of Investors: Corporate Governance and Meeting International Standards | For the full details of who’s on the panel and focus points, click here.

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.