Sydney Musekiwa Shoniwa


General Counsel Southern Africa

Over 15 years’ experience in the legal profession - most as in-house counsel for various multinationals, in a wide range of industries, across the continent, including uranium mining, tobacco and financial services.

Worked as a General Counsel for the Africa subsidiaries of Areva and Japan Tobacco International – which exposed him to business in 22 countries.

Joined Unilever in October 2014 as General Counsel and a member of the leadership team for Unilever Market Development.

Recently served as the General Counsel and a member of the leadership team at Unilever Côte d’Ivoire based in Abidjan, responsible for legal matters concerning Unilever business in French West Africa.

Returned to South Africa in August 2019 to take up role of General Counsel South Africa. Married to Nosi and has two children Musarurwa and Maruva.

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