Shupikayi .B. Chimhini

Senior Consultant


Shupikayi .B. Chimhini SENIOR CONSULTANT

Shupikayi .B. Chimhini

Senior Consultant


Blessing is a seasoned practitioner, with a career spanning over twenty years, 18 of which, have been in Senior Executive Management positions with international organizations. He is a skilled corporate lawyer, with an impressive portfolio, which includes experience negotiating multimillion dollar, multiparty complex financing agreements in the development sector. He has closely overseen management of the legal aspects of projects financed by multilateral organizations such as the African Development Bank, the World Bank Group and the United Nations Development Programme. His portfolio includes an international organization that has a footprint in 38 African countries and has invested about US$700 million dollars in developmental projects on the continent. 

Blessing has also led teams in negotiating sensitive high-value transactions with senior level government officials across the African continent. He also has extensive experience negotiating and managing Host Country Agreements and application of the Vienna Convention on Privileges and Immunities. 

Earlier in his career, Blessing served as lead counsel for teams that dealt with precedent-setting constitutional and international human rights law matters. He successfully argued cases before regional treaty bodies on application of treaty obligations in local jurisdictions. 

With over a decade’s worth of experience advising on establishment, institutional strengthening and internal controls for not-for-profit organisations, Blessing can be called upon to ensure clients are compliant with generally accepted good corporate governance practices. His vast experience over a decade advising top Boards as Company Secretary and in corporate governance, has crafted a distinct skills set, which uniquely positions him to undertake due diligence exercises for clients. 

Blessing has a passion for and vast experience in managing business restructuring processes and negotiating complex change management processes. He can be relied on to manage legal risks in business re-engineering processes and advice on regulatory and compliance requirements.

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