Imani Scales Up with New Executive Director

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  • Attorney Munya Gwanzura joins Imani as Executive Director, starting June 2016
  • Munya brings 12 years’ experience to the Africa Lawyers on Demand service
  • The new management will help Imani expand its footprint and establish its lawyers on demand legal service across Africa


Africa’s first full scale lawyers on demand service, Imani, is scaling up its pan-African on-demand legal service with a new Executive Director joining the team this month. Munya Gwanzura brings 12 years of legal and commercial experience in southern Africa.

Munya is a CEDR (UK) Accredited Commercial Mediator and currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed Turnall Holdings Limited, where he is also the Chairman of the Human Resources Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Prior to this, he served as a Partner at Webber Wentzel and Director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr with a focus on commercial dispute resolution.

The new Executive Director’s experience in management, business development and mentorship in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia, as well as legal practice in the areas of commercial mediation and alternative dispute resolution, company law, and corporate governance, will guide Imani in its mission to provide a more tailored and client-focused approach than traditional law firms.

“Imani represents a flexible and exciting business model designed to meet clients’ commercial requirements and needs,” said Munya Gwanzura. “It is a new and innovative way of making legal services available to clients who face ever-changing variables within their markets. The model enables us to not only be service providers but also partners to our clients and to align our offering with their core business objectives.”

Imani launched in Johannesburg earlier this year, offering tailored legal solutions across the African continent and across economic sectors on a demand basis, tapping into a large pool of skilled and qualified lawyers with experience at big firms and corporates as in-house legal counsel. Clients with project-based needs and pan-African operations, such as energy services company DeltaTek Group, benefit from the flexibility of an in-house resource with the guaranteed support and quality of a major law firm.

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