NewGenAngels Investment Dinner is a unique experience set in private members clubs and private dining rooms. Investors get a chance to meet unique entrepreneurs and vetted high quality investment opportunities. New investors get a chance to connect and learn from other experienced angels. Our unique proposition is that we are an international network that exclusively focuses on Africa.
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Theme: Investing in Women - Capturing Growth Opportunities
The conversation for the dinner will be focused on "Investing in Women: Capturing Growth Opportuniites”. We will discuss access to capital for women, entreprenuerial challenges, and building strong networks. Our guests will include Tech Entrepreneurs, SMEs, Creatives, Impact Investors and financial institutions.
Our Guest Investor: Kanini Mutooni
Director of Investment, The East African Trade 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.’
Event Sponsor: Aprelle Duany
APRELLEDUANY is an emerging luxury brand that encourages others to use their gifts and experiences to pursue their life's dream. While creating a luxury offering focused on innovation and inspiration we aim to expand the global image of luxury and challenge the current perceptions of Africa.