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, international investors and companies, local African companies, Development Finance Institutions, NGOs and Civil Society Organisations, academic institutions, and opinion leaders in countries across the continent. Our reach is extensive, we have 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.

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Rosalind Kainyah MBE

Founder & Managing Director

Rosalind Kainyah MBE is a trusted advisor to global companies on responsible business investment and partnerships in Africa and a range of sustainability issues including environmental, social and governance performance; identifying and managing human rights risks; developing and implementing social investment strategies; and building meaningful stakeholder relationships. The overall objective of her advice and support is to ensure that businesses and other organisations contribute to sustainable social and economic development in the countries in which they operate. She has decades of experience in corporate and environmental law, government relations, political risk management and sustainability.

As an environmental lawyer for almost a decade from the early 1990s, Rosalind advised international organisations and governments on environmental policy and legislation. She went on to be a corporate lawyer at the international law firm, Linklaters, and a corporate and commercial lawyer and Executive Director in De Beers Group. Prior to founding Kina Advisory in 2013, she was Vice President, External Affairs and CSR at Tullow Oil plc.

Over the span of her career, Rosalind has worked with and on projects for multinational companies, international organisations, local African businesses, and public sector agencies across Africa, Western and Eastern Europe, North & South America, Asia, and the South Pacific. As a result, she has a wide network of contacts and relationships covering companies, governments, multilateral organisations, Non-Government organisations, academia, members of the diplomatic corps and other influencers.

Rosalind is a member of the Bar of England and Wales. She is a Non-Executive Director of CAL Bank Limited, Ghana; Vice Chairperson of the Africa Gifted Foundation; Founding President of the Ghana chapter of International Women’s Forum; and on the Advisory Boards of The Boardroom Africa and Invest in Africa. Rosalind has been a Non-Executive Director of Aker Energy and of the GEMS Africa.

In 2014 Rosalind was awarded an MBE for services to CSR for the benefit of youth in Africa. In 2019 she was selected as one of the top 50 leading female professionals by Cranfield University and in 2016 named by Forbes Afrique Magazine as one of the 100 influential women on the African continent. She was selected as one of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage by The Power List in 2008.

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Trina Fahey

Partner

Trina has over twenty years’ experience in the extractive and energy sectors across a range of functions. Specifically, she has spent the last seventeen years working as a social performance and corporate affairs practitioner on a range of international exploration and major infrastructure projects across Africa, the Middle East, Australia and the Former Soviet Union. Her corporate affairs expertise covers public affairs, issues management, corporate communications (including crisis communications), and stakeholder engagement.

Trina has practical experience in integrating human rights aspects into risk identification and assessment approaches, as well as management and mitigation planning. This has involved her working within post-conflict environments or areas with extensive human rights challenges. 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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Reshma Shah

Partner and Senior Associate

Reshma, Partner and Senior Associate, has over twenty years’ experience on a broad and rare combination of expertise spanning Business Strategy & Performance, Risk Management, Finance, Tax and Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG). In the last fifteen years, her work has focused on the Extractives and Infrastructure Sector primarily in Africa and the Middle East. Reshma is also the Founder and CEO of Intestrat Services Limited, a strategic partner of Kina Advisory Limited.

Reshma brings practical experience of working in highly complex operating environments having led and worked on areas such as M&A; contract and legislation negotiations with Governments; litigation and arbitration; new country due-diligence and set-up; developing, implementing and managing strategy, risk and performance management standards and processes; managing cross-functional infrastructure projects; Government, Public and External Affairs; Social Performance; Local Content and Capacity Building; Land Acquisition; Water Resources; Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) studies; Security and Conflict Management; and Social Economic Investments including strategic partnerships. Her work to date has been at both corporate and operational levels with experience ranging from Board and Senior Leadership to working with communities on the frontline. Some of the corporates she has worked for include KPMG UK, Shell, BP, Tullow Oil Plc as well as some small to mid-cap organisations.

She has built best-in-class ESG & Risk Management capability within highly complex operating environments and, as a result, delivered long-term strategic business benefits through embedding ESG, risk and assurance frameworks and operating models into organisational practices. She is known for driving change at top levels of Government, civil society, community and partners, with an outstanding track record of engaging stakeholders and progressing in an organised manner, complex and large-value projects and contracts in politically and socially-sensitive environments; achieving efficiencies and cost control whilst driving the business and ESG agenda.

Reshma holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Manchester in the UK and an Executive MBA from École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris. She is also a UK qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Advisor.

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Yvonne Twum-Barima

Strategy & Operations Manager

Yvonne is an experienced business analyst with over 20 years’ experience in the United Kingdom and United States within the Finance and Health industries, skilled in developing information to enhance business opportunities. She has spent the last seventeen years working within the financial sector analysing data to provide business insights that support strategic decision-making.

Yvonne brings a wealth of experience as a business partner, building relationships with key stakeholders, applying analytical and problem-solving skills to engage stakeholders and pinning down their requirements to provide business and performance management solutions. She has held several roles at Nationwide Building Society, Abbey and Lloyd’s Banking Group in the UK and Cedar Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Yvonne has a Masters in Systems Analysis and Design from City University in London and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Economics with Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada.

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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 consultant 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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Helen Stickler

Research Assistant, Sustainability

Helen Stickler is a Research Assistant at Kina Advisory where she helps ensure that Kina Advisory is at the cutting-edge of current and critical developments in the Sustainability space. Helen is a recent graduate with a background in research and work experience in three African countries.

Helen recently graduated from the University of Exeter with a first-class degree in History, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Helen has experience of grassroots organisations and has worked for NGOs in Uganda, South Africa and Malawi where she assisted organisations in their professionalisation and development. Helen developed an extensive understanding of community engagement and ground-level realities during her time working for grassroots NGOs

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William Norrell

Research Assistant

Will Norrell is a Research Assistant at Kina Advisory. He has worked in a variety of different roles from marketing to business development, often with a focus on growing start-up businesses. He is interested in helping businesses adopt ESG principles and practices to improve both their long-term success and their broader contribution to society. His areas of in-depth study include finance, investing, marketing, and technology.

Will recently graduated from the University of Exeter with a Bachelor of the Arts in History and is nearing completion of a Master of the Sciences in International Business. Will is also working towards the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification.

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Elizabeth-Mary Ekuwa Arthur

Strategy Assistant

Elizabeth is a Strategy Assistant with almost two years’ experience with Kina. She provides research and extensive administrative support at KINA to ensure the smooth running of its operations.

Elizabeth graduated among the top of her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration cohort from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana in 2017. Her areas of in-depth study and practical excellence includes marketing, logistics, accounting and finance, and human resource.

Her experience in administration from diverse fields and research is central to achieving KINA’s objectives for businesses operating in Africa.

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What we are up to & News

12|08|2020

Ahaspora’s Webinar on Building Business Resilience in Our New World

Join our Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah MBE, as she participates in Ahaspora’s webinar “Beyond Survival, Thrive! Building Business Resilience in Our New World” with Kosi Yankey, Executive Director of Ghana’s National Board for Small Scale Industries, and David Hutchful, Co-Founder of Bloom Impact. The webinar will explore ways to support Ghanaian business owners impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, sharing ideas on how they can cope in these difficult times and possibly take advantage of the crisis to pivot their businesses for growth. To register, please click here.

Date: Sunday 16th August 2020. Time: 18:00 GMT/19:00 BST.

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05|08|2020

Joël Rault appointed as the Chief Representative, Western Europe for Gawah Holdings

Congratulations to Joël Rault, a member of our Advisory Board, who has just been appointed as the Chief Representative, Western Europe for Gawah Holdings. Click here to read more.

13|07|2020

Strategic Partnership Between Kina Advisory and INTESTRAT Services Ltd

We are thrilled to announce a strategic partnership between Kina Advisory and INTESTRAT Services Ltd. Reshma Shah, founder and CEO of INTESTRAT Services, will also join Kina as a Partner and Senior Associate. Reshma has extensive experience in Finance, Strategy, Risk & Performance Management, Change Management and ESG. For our full press release, ‘click here’.

28|05|2020

Joël Rault joins Kina’s Advisory Board

We are thrilled to have Joël Rault, Chairman and Founder of Hermès Advisory, join our Advisory Board. Joël has previously served as an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Government of France and has extensive experience in administration and the management of private companies. He is also an emerging leader of the Harvard Kennedy School. We are looking forward to having his advice and guidance as we forge ahead with advising companies operating in Africa on Sustainability. For our full press release, ‘click here’

02|05|2020

Invest Africa Ltd’s Webinar On Renewable Energy Solutions in Africa

Join our Managing Director, Rosalind Kainyah MBE, as she moderates Invest Africa’s webinar on Renewable Energy Solutions in Africa – Covid19, Sustainability & the future of the continent with Jennifer Boca of Lekela Power, Mansoor Hamayun of BBOXX and Scott Mackin of Denham Capital. They will be looking at whether investment bodies will have to pivot away from renewable energy assets in light of COVID-19; how renewable energy operations have been affected by the virus; the multilateral funds such as AfDB’s SEFA play in renewable energy developments across Africa; and the importance funds should place on ESG standards in the investment decision?

Date: Wednesday 6 May 2020.  Time: 12:00-13:00 BST

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Rosalind Kainyah moderates Invest Africa’s webinar on Renewable Energy Solutions in Africa