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About Rosalind

Strategic Advisor & Speaker on Sustainability

Rosalind Kainyah MBE is an advisor and speaker on Sustainability and responsible business in Africa and beyond.  She is motivated by three beliefs:

  • seeking and pursuing justice and fairness for the marginalized and less fortunate (than her) leads to a more prosperous society for all;

  • by being good stewards of our environment and natural resources, our generation can meet its needs without compromising the ability of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to meet their own; and

  • the transformative power of business to be successful and profitable whilst acting on her first two beliefs.

 

Underpinning these three beliefs is her strong commitment to integrity and ethics.

 

Rosalind has over 30 years of combined international legal, executive, operational, and board experience in a variety of sectors including the extractives industry, energy, private equity, financial services, healthcare, agriculture, consumer goods, manufacturing and technology. She is sought-after for her strategic insights and honest and pragmatic advice to business leaders.

 

Rosalind has advised or worked with companies and organisations including Linklaters, Anglo American, De Beers, Tullow Oil plc, the United Nations Environment Programme, University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Unit and ERM on engagements across Africa, Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the South Pacific. She also mentors owners of small and medium enterprises.

 

Rosalind currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of discoverIE plc, Gem Diamonds Limited, CalBank Plc, Lekela Power, BTE Renewables and WE Soda Ltd.  In the not-for-profit sector, she is on the boards of the Africa Gifted Foundation and Results for Development.  She has previously served on the Boards of Aker Energy, the Ghana Food & Drugs Authority, The Africa America Institute, and was the founding president of the Ghana Chapter of the International Women's Forum.

 

Rosalind begun speaking on Sustainability in the early 1990s.  She has since been a speaker and participated in and moderated panels globally on various aspects of Sustainability.

 

Her insights have been featured in the Financial Times, Investor Relations Magazine, Africa Outlook, Energy Voice, George Washington Centre for Intelligence Business Education and Research and other publications.

 

Rosalind holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Ghana, a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of London and a Master of Laws degree from University College, London. She is a member of the Bar of England and Wales and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  

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board memberships

Board Memberships

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Awards

Awards & Honours

2022: The Boardroom Africa named Rosalind as one of their "Women to Watch"

2021: Honoured by International Women's forum as a Woman Who Makes A Difference

2019: Selected as one of the top 50 leading female professionals by Cranfield University

2016: Named by Forbes Afrique Magazine as one of the 100 influential women on the African continent

2014: Awarded an MBE for services to CSR for the benefit of youth in Africa

2008: Recognised as one of Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage by The Power List

"Rosalind is an inspiration, and her guidance has been invaluable. Every piece of advice she gives is GOLD, and every session with her is a mind shift. 

As a mentor, she is a true professional, open, willing, honest, and ready to put in the work to bring out the best in YOU. Her warmth, encouragement, and depth of experience are all qualities I have learned from."

Ifeoma Dike, Environmental, Social and Governance Manager
African Capital Alliance

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