Swithin J. Munyantwali, Esq. (Vice Chairperson)
Swithin Munyantwali is the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of ILI-ACLE. Since its inception, he has provided strategic direction to the centre’s operations. He also serves on the Board of ILI -Washington, DC, where he was previously Executive Director. Under his leadership, ILI-ACLE has successfully implemented significant rule of law assignments of major bilateral and multilateral donors and regional governments. He serves on the advisory board of the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (Dispute Resolution Programme), the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (Bioterrorism Prevention Programme), and the ABA-UNDP Advisory Board Centre in Washington, DC. He is also advisor and counsel to international law firms, and multinational companies focused on various African initiatives. He is counsel to Carnegie Mellon University on an African educational investment project, and Chairman of the Board of Barclays Bank, Uganda. Mr. Munyantwali has served as an international arbitrator under the International Chamber of Commerce in major investor-state disputes. He is Vice Chairman of the Staff Appeals Tribunal at the East African Development Bank. He is head of Appleton Luff’s East African office, an international boutique law firm with offices in the US, Europe and Asia. Mr. Munyantwali has lectured at the Macau University of Science and Technology, City University of Hong Kong Law School, Case Western Reserve Law School, University of Pacific McGeorge, the World Affairs Council in Sacramento, California and Peking University (School of Transnational Law) in Shenzhen. He is an annual lecturer at the Loyola Law School LLM Pro Law Program in Rome. Mr. Munyantwali holds a bacholor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Bsc. Criminal Justice); a Juris Doctor at Case Western Reserve Law School; and a Masters in International Law (LLM) at Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington, D.C. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.