Profile Kanini Mutooni

 Kanini Mutooni Kanini Mutooni

Director, Investment and ICT USAID Contractor
East Africa Trade Investment Hub


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 3 continents. Her core experience covers senior level positions in Internal and External Audit, accounting and governance in the UK and US.

She is currently the Director for Investment at The East Africa Trade and Investment Hub in Nairobi, an 8 country initiative created to increase and attract patient capital investments into the East African region.

Kanini is currently the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee of the Global Innovation Fund, a UK and Washington based $250m 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 the Finance and Audit for Shelter Afrique, a development finance institution present in 43 African countries. Kanini is also an investment committee member of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) a $220m impact fund that provides grants and debt to the agriculture sector in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kanini has an MBA from Cass Business School, City University UK and is also a Harvard Kennedy School Alumnus. She 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 and in 2010 was nominated in London as a ‘Woman of the City Future Leader.’