Day Two Keynote Speaker 25 May 2017

AKERE T. MUNA (Of Lincoln’s London)

  • - Barrister-at-law
  • - Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank
  • - Chairperson of theCouncil of the International Anti-Corruption Conference
  • - Member, High Level Panel onIllicit Financial Flows from Africa
  • - Member, Governing Board,Africa Governance Institute
  • - Former Chairperson, Eminent Persons Panel of the African Peer Review Mechanism
  • - Former President of the Pan African Lawyers Union
  • - Former President of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council.

AKERE T. MUNA (Of Lincoln’s London) photo

Profile & Presentation

The keynote address of Akere Muna will focus on the critical importance of the legal aspects (intellectual property rights) in the successful acquisition or transfer of technologies needed in Africa for its economic and social transformation

AKERE T. MUNA is the founder and former President of Transparency International (TI) Cameroon. Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1978, he is a lawyer by training. In 2007-2008, he was appointed a member of the independent High-Level Audit Panel of the African Union.  From 2008 to 2014, he was President of the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC).  He is a former President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (2005-2014) and former President of the Cameroon Bar Association. He is a former member of the IMF (International Monetary Fund) Advisory Group for Sub-Saharan Africa (2010). In January 2010, he was elected for a 4-year term to the Panel of Eminent Persons, which oversees the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM); he later became the Chairperson until the end of his term in 2014. He is currently the first ever Sanctions Commissioner of the African Development Bank. He is also Member of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa and Member of the Governing Board of Africa Governance Institute. He was actively involved in the TI working group that helped draft the AU Convention on Preventing and Combating Corruption. He authored a guide to the Convention. He was elected Vice-Chair of TI’s Board in 2005 and again in 2008 and 2011. His term ended in 2014. Since then, he serves as Chair of the Council of the International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC). The IACC is the world’s premier anti-corruption global forum for bringing together heads of state, civil society, the private sector and more.