Musonda Kapotwe

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Musonda is a director at Citigroup Global Markets Limited, the investment banking arm of Citigroup in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  She trained as a lawyer at Clifford Chance LLP, the only black lawyer in her graduate intake, and worked in the London, Rome and Singapore offices.  She spent six and a half years at the firm advising on project finance and debt capital market transactions in Europe and Asia, before moving to Norton Rose Fulbright LLP to gain experience in the renewables and clean energy sector. 

She joined Citigroup in 2007 as EMEA counsel for project finance, advising on Citi’s participation in financing large scale energy and infrastructure projects in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Since 2008, she has also held a unique role as global counsel for Citigroup’s US$300 million microfinance program with a US government agency, which to date has facilitated the financing of over 900,000 entrepreneurs in developing countries, 92% of whom are women. In 2013, Musonda was appointed into a senior regulatory role as European counsel for resolution and recovery for Citi’s European banks and subsidiaries, advising on, inter alia, bail-in, depositor protection, operational continuity and content of EU resolution plans. 

In 2014, her article entitled “Alternatives to Project Finance in Africa” was the lead editorial column in the Davos edition of The Banker. In 2015, she was named as a Rising Star by European Financial News (40 under 40 in Legal Services) in recognition of her achievements as a transactional and regulatory lawyer in European financial markets.

Musonda read Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Sweet and Maxwell Prize Scholar.


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