Rosalind Kainyah MBE

Advisor to global companies on responsible business investment & partnerships in Africa


Rosalind Kainyah MBE (born 1958) 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 has decades of experience in government relations, political risk management and sustainability, focusing on the mining, oil & gas and power sectors.

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 Direct at the De Beers Group Diamond Trading Company. Before starting Kina Advisory in 2014, she was Vice President, External Affairs and CSR at Tullow Oil plc.

Rosalind is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a Non-Executive Director of Aker Energy, CAL Bank Limited, Ghana, GEMS Africa and Invest in Africa; and a Vice Chairperson and Trustee of the Africa Gifted Foundation.

In 2016 she was named by Forbes Afrique Magazine as one of the 100 influential women on the African continent, and by Arise Magazine in 2012 as one of the top 100 dynamic women. She was nominated as one of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage by The Power List in 2008.

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