Muchadeyi (“Much”) Masunda was appointed to the Board on 1 May 1986 and as Chairman with effect from 28 April 2017. Much is an attorney and international arbitrator with extensive experience in business, corporate law and governance as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is a Fellow and Accredited Tutor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators [U.K.]. During the last 40 years he has served as Chairman, Patron, Trustee, President and/or Director of a number of corporate, professional, educational, cultural, charitable and sports organisations nationally, regionally, continentally and internationally. He has presented papers on good corporate governance practices, alternative dispute resolution and governance of local authorities in over 30 countries. He served as Mayor of Harare from 1st July, 2008 to 30th June, 2013. During the period 2010 – 2013, he served as Co-President of the United Cities & Local Governments (UCLG), representing Africa in the worldwide association of Mayors and Governors of Local and Regional Authorities. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the New York-based BMW Guggenheim LAB, an international mobile laboratory focused on making cities more liveable, inclusive and capable of catering for the diverse interests of citizens.He served for a considerable length of time on the panel of arbitrators for the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland.In September 2012 during the biennial World Urban Forum (WUF) in Naples, Italy he was awarded the coveted UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour “for his many years of charismatic leadership and courageous promotion of ethical governance as Mayor of Harare”.In March 2014, he was conferred with the prestigious “Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit” by President Joachim Gauck of Germany “in recognition of his outstanding services to the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany in Zimbabwe”. Much has been with the Commercial Arbitration Centre in Harare since July 1995, initially as Executive Director and from January 2003, as Chairman. He is a member of the BNC Nominations, Human Resources and Remuneration(“NHR & REMCOM”).
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