Kanini Mutooni joins Toniic as the new Managing Director, EMEA
LONDON – Toniic Institute, the global action community for impact investors, welcomes Kanini Mutooni as its new Managing Director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
“The Toniic team and Board were impressed by Kanini’s record of success, international outlook and expertise, depth of management experience across roles, cultures and continents, and her passion for impact investing,” said Adam Bendell, CEO of Toniic.
Kanini will be moving from Nairobi back to London where she will be based starting in late January. Prior to her new position at Toniic, Kanini was the Director for Investment at the USAID-funded East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, a $65m, 8 country initiative to attract investment and increase trade in the East Africa region. Since its launch, the unit has supported the close of over $100M in deals originated in the East African region in agri-business, financial services and ICT.
Kanini is a UK Chartered Accountant with a record of exceptional leadership gained in East Africa, Europe and the United States. She has excellent entrepreneurial credential, having set up the first UK platform for SME lending that successfully raised $1m in seed capital and was instrumental in helping fund over $50m in debt capital in Eastern and Western Europe.
Kanini has worked at Board level in leadership positions at investment banks in London and US, such as Bank of America-Merrill Lynch and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. In 2011 she was recognized as one of the most influential women in the City of London by Barclays Wealth UK and in 2012 she was named one of the most powerful women in Business by the Business Weekly newspaper in Kenya.
“I am delighted to join the Toniic EMEA team and be a part of this action orientated impact investor community. I look forward to supporting Toniic in its mission to empower impact investors and broaden and deepen the impact of their investments around the world,” says Mutooni.
Kanini is an Investment Committee Board member of the African Enterprise Challenge Fund, a $250m impact fund with 180 investments across Sub-Saharan Africa and was also the Chair of the Audit and Finance committee for the International HIV Alliance, a 54 country International NGO that focusses on promoting advocacy and treatment of HIV, based in the UK.
In 2014, Kanini was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader for her exceptional leadership in business, the health sector and global entrepreneurship.
About Toniic Institute
Founded in 2011, Toniic Institute is the global action community for impact investors, with members in over 20 countries. Toniic provides family offices, high net worth individuals, and foundations with access to investment opportunities, tools and thought leadership as they grow their impact investing practices. For more information, visit www.toniic.com.