Rosalind Kainyah

Achieve justice and fairness for the marginalized, preserve the environment for future generations, and drive business success with Rosalind Kainyah MBE, speaker, advisor, and sustainability expert.
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Rosalind Kainyah | Speaker Biography

Leading voice on sustainability and ESG, with a particular focus on Africa
Strategic advisor to clients including Mitsui, Tullow Oil, Actis, British Investment International, African Development Bank, as well as several SMEs
Non-Executive Director at discoverIE plc, Gem Diamonds Limited, CalBank Plc, Lekela Power, BTE Renewables and WE Soda Ltd

Rosalind Kainyah MBE is an advisor and keynote speaker on Sustainability, ESG, diversity and responsible business in Africa and beyond.

Throughout her career, Rosalind has been motivated by three beliefs, which have been reflected in all of her work. Firstly, she believes that prosperous societies are achieved by pursuing justice and fairness for the marginalised.  Secondly, she believes that we are merely stewards of the environment and natural resources, and that we should meet our needs without compromising the ability of generations to come to meet their own. Finally, she believes that there is huge transformative power for businesses to be successful and profitable, when enacting her first two beliefs.

Rosalind is highly sought-after for business advice and strategic insights. She has over 30 years of experience working in senior legal, executive, operational and board roles across a range of sectors, including energy, financial services, consumer goods, manufacturing and technology.

She has worked for a number of companies and organisations including Anglo American, De Beers, Linklaters, the United Nations Environment Programme, and the Environmental Change Unit at the University of Oxford, among others. Rosalind also mentors SME owners.

Rosalind is a Non-Executive Director on the boards of discoverIE plc, Gem Diamonds Limited, CalBank Plc, Lekela Power, BTE Renewables and WE Soda Ltd. She also sits on the board of Africa Gifted Foundation, an organisation focused on STEM education for girls in Africa. She has previously been a board member of Aker Energy, the Ghana Food & Drugs Authority, Results for Development, The Africa America Institute, and was Founding President of the Ghana Chapter of the International Women’s Forum.

Rosalind’s insights have featured in several media publications, from the Financial Times, Investor Relations Magazine, Africa Outlook, Energy Voice, and the George Washington Centre for Intelligence Business Education and Research, among others.

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

Why Should You Book Rosalind Kainyah?

Rosalind brings over 30 years of unparalleled experience in sustainability, ESG, and responsible business, offering deep insights that can transform your organization's approach to prosperity and environmental stewardship. Her proven track record across diverse sectors, from energy to technology, equips her with the strategic foresight to guide your team towards profitable and ethical business practices. Booking Rosalind as a speaker will not only inspire your team but also equip them with actionable strategies for making a positive impact in Africa and beyond.

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