Gina Din-Kariuki is a globally respected communications authority, philanthropist and the founder of the former Gina Din Group (GDG). GDG is the most awarded communications agency in East Africa, and was acquired by Edelman PR out of New York in 2020. With 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, Gina 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. Gina served as a director of Erin energy in Kenya. Erin energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company listed on the NYSE with energy interests in Nigeria, Ghana, Gambia and Kenya. Gina is the Chair of Boma Pan African a holding company that has the following companies under its umbrella, namely Boma Hotel, Boma International Hospitality College, Switch TV and Eplus Ambulance. She also serves as the Chair of Boma International Hospitality College. 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 UNFPA with a specific mandate for women issues, with a focus on lending her voice to the gender agenda of the United Nations. Gina Din holds a Bachelor of Journalism from the London School of Journalism.