Munyaradzi MurapeMunyaradzi Murape



Occupational Information

Occupation: Investment Banker

Commercial Director, Unearth Energy, a renewable energy company that is implementing a USD 180 million, 50MW, biomass-to-energy project in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The project will create 1,600 direct jobs and a sustainable 9,000 hectare agriculture base benefitting three large rural communities.


Munya’s expertise has been extensively sought after by listed companies. He has served on the Boards of various listed companies including chairing the Board Finance and Investment Committee of a listed regional Insurance group and chairing the Board Investment Committee of the second largest listed Property Fund in Zimbabwe. He has previously acted as a key independent economic advisor for the public sector.

Professional History

Munya is a highly regarded investment banker, corporate leader, public and private sector advisor. He is passionate about enabling high potential African opportunities with financial capital and technical expertise.
Having launched his career as an equities analyst with HSBC in 2000, Munya’s expertise and repute saw him being called upon to lead the Investment Banking initiatives of CBZ, the largest banking Group in Zimbabwe as the youngest Managing Director and EXCO member in the Group in 2008.
In this role, Munya led the establishment of Investment Banking partnerships with Deloitte as well as with Renaissance Capital to mobilise significant financial resources for Zimbabwe’s private and public sectors.  


B.Com from UNISA (University of South Africa)


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Commercial Director, Unearth Energy

Unearth Energy is a renewable energy company that is implementing a USD 180 million, 50MW, biomass to energy project in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The Project will create 1,600 direct jobs and a sustainable 9,000 hectare agriculture base benefitting 3 large rural communities.

Featured News

Later this month, Moroccan King Mohamed VI will travel to Nouakchott, Mauritania to participate in the 31st African Union Summit. It will be only the third summit that Morocco has attended since its re-admission to the African Union in early 2017.

Morocco withdrew itself from the African Union (the Organisation of African Unity; OAU) in 1984 to protest against the admission of Western Sahara as a full member of the organization. Morocco's relationship with Western Sahara is a complicated one. In 1975, Morocco invaded the territory following the withdrawal of the Spanish colonial administration.

Charles Sidambe
01 June 2018

A strong group of Tutu Fellows have worked tirelessly and volunteered their time in the production of the forthcoming  Africa Innovation Summit which will take place from June 6-8, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. The patrons of the event are President Paul Kagame and the former President of Cabo Verde, Pedro Pires.  The 2018 Summit will be a multifaceted event that will bring together stakeholders from various sectors, including decision-makers to seek innovative and disruptive solutions for the challenges facing African countries.

Norman Smit
01 June 2018

By day, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is an impact investor who works with partners to increase access to commercial energy products and services.  By night - or in his spare time - he is a Nigerian football historian. 

Dr Wiebe Boer's latest work on Nigerian football, a book titled The History of Football In Nigeria - A story of Heroes and Epics, is to launch in Lagos on 10 June 2018.  It's been favorably reviewed by no less than Aliko Dangote, the President and CEO of the Dangote Group. 

Norman Smit
31 May 2018

2017 Tutu Fellow Stacey Brewer will be opening her 16th educational facility in 2019 in Witpoortjie, South Africa. Stacey is the co-founder of SPARK Schools, an independent school network that she started in 2012 with Ryan Harrison. They believed that an innovative approach could disrupt the crisis in South African education and dedicated themselves to creating a new model that would provide access to high quality education for all.  The network keeps school fees as low as possible. Despite this, the network has schools rated among the top 10 private schools in Johannesburg.

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.


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