Kanini Mutooni

Chair, Advisory Board

Kanini Mutooni, is a UK chartered accountant and has worked at director and board level positions at Merrill Lynch Bank of America, KPMG, Ernst and Young and Kleinwort Benson Bank over the past 15 years in Wealth Management and Investment Banking across three continents. Her core experience covers senior level positions in internal and external audit, accounting and governance in UK and USA.

She is currently the Director for Investment at the East Africa Trade and Investment Hub in Nairobi, an eight-country initiative created to increase and attract patient capital investments into the East African region.

Ms Mutooni is the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Global Innovation Fund, a UK and Washington based $250 million multi-donor innovation fund that supports investment in innovations in emerging markets. She also serves as the Chair of Finance and Audit Committee of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, a UK based institution that works with communities in over 34 countries to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. She previously served as an independent director and alternate Chair of Finance and Audit Committee for Shelter Afrique, a development finance institution present in 43 African countries. Ms Mutooni is an Investment Committee member of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) a $220 million impact fund that provides grants and financing to the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

She was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2014 for her contribution to business and was named as one of the most influential business women in East Africa by the Business Week magazine in 2013. In 2010, she was nominated in London as a ‘Woman of the City Future Leader.’

Ms Mutooni has an MBA from Cass Business School, City University UK and is also a Harvard Kennedy School alumnus.