Swithin Munyantwali is the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of the International Law Institute African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE), an affiliate of the International Law Institute, in Washington, DC. Since its establishment two decades ago, Mr. Munyantwali has led the operations of the Centre serving a broad constituency of sub-Saharan African governments, private and non-governmental organizations through technical assistance and training. The ILI-ACLE is Africa’s premier legal infrastructure development institution.
Munyantwali is the Head of Appleton Luff’s East African Office. Appleton Luff is an international boutique law firm separately incorporated in Europe, Asia, the United States, and Africa. He is admitted to practice in the US state of Pennsylvania. A dual national of Uganda and United Kingdom (born in Scotland, Edinburgh), Munyantwali combines local knowledge with an international legal and business perspective and advises international companies on matters related to their East African activities; representative clients include Carnegie Mellon University (establishment of operations in Rwanda); SGS (establishment of operations in Uganda, and representation in contract disputes with regulator).
Munyantwali serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Barclays Bank in Uganda. He previously served as the Chairman of the Bank’s Human Resources and Compensation Committee, and as the Chair of the Board Audit Committee. In addition, Munyantwali serves on the Board of the International Law Institute in Washington, DC, and chairs or serves on a number of international advisory boards. Following an invitation of the Under-Secretary General of UN Habitat, Munyantwali served on a Special Committee counseling the agency on pro-poor housing investment initiatives in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. At the request of the Secretary General of Interpol, Munyantwali served on its Informal Board of Experts Bioterrorism Prevention Program. Munyantwali serves as the Chairman, Staff Appeals Tribunal at the East African Development Bank. Most recently Munyantwali was appointed to the International Advisory Board/Visiting Committee, at the Center for International Affairs, at Case Western Reserve University.