Rosalind Kainyah MBE

Founder, Kina Advisory

Rosalind Kainyah MBE is a trusted advisor to global companies on responsible business investment and partnerships in Africa. She ensures that her clients’ operations have positive socioeconomic impacts on the countries in which they operate, whilst realising optimal financial value.

Rosalind began her career as Legal Advisor in the UK, and afterwards became an environmental lawyer, advising international organisations and governments on environmental policy and legislation. She went on to be a corporate lawyer at the international law firm, Linklaters; and then a corporate and commercial lawyer at the De Beers Group Diamond Trading Company.

Later she was appointed an Executive Director of the Diamond Trading Company and went on to set up De Beers Inc., the representative office of De Beers Group in the USA.

Before starting Kina Advisory in 2014, she was VP of External Affairs and CSR at Tullow Oil where she was responsible for identifying and managing political and social risks; and ensuring that the company’s operations had positive socioeconomic impacts.

Rosalind was awarded an MBE for services to CSR for the benefit of youth in Africa. She is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

She is a Non-Executive Director of GEMS Africa and Invest in Africa; a member of the Stewardship Committee of Reference for Aviva UK Life Stewardship Funds; and Vice Chairperson of the Africa Gifted Foundation.