Kanini Mutooni is the Regional Managing Director, Africa of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. Previously, she 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. Kanini is also Chair of Amref Enterprises Ltd and immediate former board Chair at the Global Innovation Fund. Kanini has excellent entrepreneurial credentials, 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. She has worked at the Board level in leadership positions at investment banks in London and the 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. 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.