#LLABlog- Meet Gina Din-Kariuki, Founder, Gina Din Foundation which empowers youth and women through leadership training, entrepreneurship workshops, and employment opportunities

Gina Din-Kariuki

Gina Din-Kariuki is a mentor, respected businesswoman, philanthropist and the Founder and Executive Chair of the Gina Din Group (GDG), the most awarded communications agency in the region.

 Gina has over 30 years of management service and experience providing state of the art media and communication strategy to corporates, governments and NGOs both in Africa and abroad. She has built a reputation as a leading authority in the communications field in Africa and has been named one of Africa’s 100 most influential people by New African magazine. 

In 1997, Gina left an incredible 14 years as head of corporate affairs at Barclays Bank of Kenya and set up Gina Din Corporate Communications. As founder of the Gina Din Group (GDG), formerly Gina Din Corporate Communications, Gina has overseen the firm’s growth and development under the tagline “Shaping African Conversations”. GDG is the most awarded PR agency in the region with over 130 local and international awards. It has achieved this feat by filling a market niche with comprehensive crisis management, corporate communications strategy and major events planning for blue chip and international companies.

In addition to her role at GDG, Gina served as a director of Erin Energy Corporation in Kenya. Erin Energy Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with energy interests in Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia, and Kenya.

As a philanthropist, Gina serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for the Kenya Red Cross and runs her foundation, the Gina Din Foundation. The Foundation was established to empower youth and women with high potential by connecting them to global resources and mentors. In 2016 Gina was appointed honorary ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with a specific mandate for women issues and a focus on lending her voice to the gender agenda of the United Nations.

 

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