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Warwick Alumnus honoured by the President of Zambia
On Saturday 25 May 2019, Warwick alumnus (and former staff member) Professor Kenneth K. Mwenda was conferred upon the prestigious Presidential Insignia of Meritorious Achievement (PIMA) by the President of the Republic of Zambia, H.E. President Edgar C. Lungu. It was the first time ever that such an award was conferred on a legal scholar. The PIMA award is Zambia’s highest civilian honour for meritorious achievement and ranks as the equivalent of the US Presidential Medal of Freedom. Professor Mwenda was conferred upon the PIMA award in recognition of his distinguished scholarly achievements in the field of law, as evidenced by the extensive body of his scholarly publications. A widely recognised thought-leader and author of twenty-five scholarly books, he is also author of more than ninety articles in leading law reviews and academic journals worldwide.
A Rhodes Scholar, Professor Mwenda is Program Manager and Executive Head of the World Bank Voice Secondment Program (VSP) in Washington DC and has served previously for a decade as Senior Counsel in the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank. He also serves as Extraordinary Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He holds, among many other qualifications, the esteemed and rarely awarded Higher Doctorate Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) from Rhodes University, South Africa and a PhD in Corporate Law from the University of Warwick. Professor Mwenda is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), with management qualifications from Cornell University and Georgetown University, respectively.
He previously held the role of Assistant Professor of Law at Warwick Law School from 1995-98.
Congratulations Kenneth on such a huge achievement.