PROMINENT CAMEROONIAN LAWYER, AKERE MUNA HAS BEEN APPOINTED ONE OF THE SIXTEEN WELL EXPERIENCED MEMBERS OF THE TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL.
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Akere Muna, has devoted the past two decades to fighting corruption. He is a former President of the Cameroon Bar Association, and of the Pan African Lawyers Union and was called to the English Bar.
Akere founded the Cameroon chapter of TI, and went on to serve as Vice-Chair of the International Board of Directors. He later became Chair of the Council of the IACC. He has played a key role in several institutions as follows.
- President of the Economic Social and Cultural Council of the African Union.
- Member of the IMF Advisory Group for Sub-saharan Africa.
- Chair of the AU African Peer Review Mechanism.
- Sanction Commissioner of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
- Chair of the Vetting Panel of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), and more.
In 2018 Akere ran for the Presidential elections in Cameroon and resigned from his positions within the AfDB, IAAF, the IACC and Ecobank Cameroon.
He continues to serve as Member of the AU High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa. He is the Head of the African Union Working Group of the Common African Position on Asset Recovery (CAPAR) and consults for organizations such as the UNDP on matters of corruption and good governance.