Vice President, External Affairs and CSR, Tullow Oil plc
Rosalind Kainyah joined Tullow Oil plc in June 2009 as Vice President of External Affairs and CSR.
Previously, Ms. Kainyah served as Director of Public Affairs, USA for the De Beers Group.
She joined the De Beers Group in 2002 as Corporate and Commercial Legal Counsel at the Diamond Trading Company (DTC), the Groupâ€™s sales and marketing arm.
Prior to joining De Beers, she was a corporate lawyer at Linklaters, a major law firm in London, England.
In July 2004, she was appointed Executive Director of DTC Corporate Communications, with the responsibility for building and maintaining relationships between the DTC and its stakeholders, which include governments, clients, NGOs and the media.
Ms. Kainyah spent six years, from 1993 to 1999, as an international environmental lawyer.
was engaged by international and national organisations and institutions to advise government departments and agencies on environmental policy and legislation and on reviewing and drafting environmental legislation.
These organisations and institutions included the UN Environment Programme (Nairobi, Kenya), the UN Development Programme, the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency (Fiji, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands) and the Land & Agricultural Policy Centre
(Johannesburg, South Africa), Imperial College of Science & Technology
(London, UK) and Oxford University
During that period, she also worked as an environmental lawyer for Anglo American Corporation of South Africa.
was appointed to her
previous position in August 2006 to represent the De Beers Group
in its work to develop an audience for African economic and social development issues in the US.
This non-commercial position focused on outreach to members of Congress and the Administration
, civil society, the media and academia on De Beersâ€™ social investment programmes in Africa.
Ms. Kainyahâ€™s experience in international law and corporate communications gives her
a rare appreciation of both the economic and social impact of companies doing business in Africa in the 21st Century.
Beyond this she
brings to her
new role a passion to see African countries develop to their full potential.
was educated in Ghana, West Africa
and in England.
She has a degree in English from the University of Ghana; Bachelor of Laws and Masters in Law degrees from the University of London; and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.