Kanini Mutooni Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee, Global Innovation Fund
Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee, Global Innovation Fund
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. She founded a Fintech company based in Berlin, Germany between 2009-2014- and was subsequently sold to an equity investor.
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 is also the Chair of the Global Advocacy Accelerator, a continent-wide initiative supported by Hewlett Foundation to professionalize advocacy efforts within civil society organizations.
She has also served as the Chair of Finance and Audit Committee of The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, a UK based institution with a budget of $130m that works with communities in over 34 countries to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS for a period of 5 years.
She previously served as an Independent Non-executive director and alternate Chair of the Finance and Audit for Shelter Afrique, a development finance institution present in 43 African countries with a capital base of $1bn.
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.’