Director for Investment and Technology, The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub
Kanini Mutooni, is a UK Chartered accountant and MBA holder (Cass Business School)
and has worked at Director and Vice President positions at Merrill Lynch Bank of
America, KPMG, Ernst and Young and Kleinwort Benson Bank over the past 15 years
and in 3 continents in Wealth Management and Investment Banking.
She is currently the Director for Investment and Technology at The East Africa Trade
and Investment Hub in Nairobi, a $65m flagship Presidential Initiative created to
increase trade and attract investments into the East African region. Since launch, the
unit has supported the close of over $17m in deals originated in the East African region
in agri-business, financial services and ICT.
Kanini is also an investment committee member of The African Enterprise Challenge
Fund, a $250m donor-funded Impact Fund based in Nairobi with investments in East
and West Africa. She is also the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the
Global Innovation Fund, a $250m multi-donor innovation fund..
Kanini was recognized 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.