(Last Updated on January 13, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – Zimbabwean lawyer Sternford Moyo has been announced as the new President of the International Bar Association (IBA), becoming the first from Africa to head the organisation.
Moyo is currently the Chairman and senior partner of Scanlen and Holderness law firm which he joined in 1981.
Before his recent appointment, Moyo held various positions within IBA which include Council member, Management Board member and Chair of the African Regional Forum among others.
Commenting on his new appointment, Moyo said he owed a great debt of attitude to his predecessors and employees of the Association who have created a solid platform he will be work from.
He is succeeding Horacio Bernardes Neto from Brazil and will lead the IBA for the next two years.
Some of the additional objectives he has set for IBA during his reign include developing effective anti-corruption strategies and strengthening IBA project output from constituents to provide ‘role model’ material to improve the practical exercise of law among others.
Moyo has vast experience in the legal field and in 1990 he was chosen by the United States Information Services to participate in a programme to familiarise young African leaders with the American legal system and its background.
In 2004, he also participated in an Oxford University run media advocacy course.