Kanini Mutooni is the Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Toniic, the global action network for impact investors.

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Prior to this appointment, Kanini was the Director for Investment at the USAID-funded East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, a USD 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 USD 100M in deals originated in the East African region in agribusiness, financial services and ICT. She set up the first UK platform for SME lending that successfully raised USD 1M in seed capital and was instrumental in helping fund over USD 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. Kanini is an Investment Committee Board member of the African Enterprise Challenge Fund, a USD 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 focuses 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.