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Shungu Chirunda


Shungu is the new Chair of the Cenfri Board. She brings a wealth of experience as Chief Regulatory Officer at Zoona (an African start-up and mobile money transfer company that empowers emerging entrepreneurs throughout the continent).

She describes her tenure at Zoona and participation in the Financial Inclusion sector, as fulfilling her passion and commitment to work for the tangible realisation of empowering communities and the financial sector development in emerging markets.

Other experience includes senior roles in Legal, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at British American Tobacco (BAT), where she was strategically responsible for numerous countries within the Southern African region. Prior to joining BAT, Shungu worked at Ernst & Young as a legal manager and senior transaction advisor.

Shungu began her career in the field of international human rights law. She has worked internationally on projects for organisations, engaged at the coal-face of expanding and developing the law of human rights, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in New York and the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa.

Shungu describes her participation in the financial inclusion space as fulfilling her passion for working for the tangible realisation of empowering communities in developing countries.

Qualifications:

  • L.L.B (Honours), London South Bank University
  • L.L.M in human rights law, University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
  • Certificate in Fintech: Future Commerce, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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