ABOUT Susan Mutangadura

Panelist

Susan Mutangadura is a Commercial Arbitrator who combines practical experience and academic studies in international commercial arbitration with a wealth of corporate experience and a background as a legal practitioner. Susan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Zimbabwe and is registered with the Law Society of Zimbabwe. She graduated with Merit, with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom, in 2005 having been awarded a British Chevening Scholarship in recognition of her academic excellence and leadership potential. Her MBA thesis was on Corporate Governance. Susan recently attained a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Commercial and Business Law with Distinction from Bangor University, Wales. Her thesis was in the field of ‘International Commercial Arbitration’. She received the faculty awards for the ‘Best LLM Student’ and the ‘Best LLM Dissertation’. Susan is currently pursuing a post-graduate degree in arbitration with the Universities of Lucerne and Neuchâtel and the Swiss Arbitration Academy (The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Arbitration).

Susan began her legal career with Messrs Danziger and Partners where she became the youngest person and first woman to be admitted as a Partner in the practice since its formation in 1915. She is the former Managing Director of Aon Zimbabwe and was the inaugural Head of Legal Division and Company Secretary for the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

Susan is a Certified International Trainer for the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) and is a certified IFC Trainer in Corporate Governance through the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe. She has and continues to serve on several international and local boards.

Susan’s professional experience gained over the years encompasses legal practice, company secretarial practice, tax law, strategic planning, resource mobilisation and utilisation, revenue growth, cost management, insurance and risk management, stakeholder management, change and talent management.