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

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

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.