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.
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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.