Jerry is a chartered accountant with a career spanning over 34 years. Jerry has worked in the private sector in Zimbabwe and in international development banking in various African Countries. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant following Articles of Clerkship with Price Waterhouse Coopers, he joined Chemplex Corporation as the Group Accountant. From Chemplex he joined the African Development Bank (AfDB) where he held various supervisory and managerial positions. His work involved leading teams in undertaking either desk studies or field missions and preparing documents for consideration by senior management or the Board of Directors of the AfDB or High-Level panels of development agencies. For example, he represented the AfDB on the multilateral development banks’ group of experts who prepared the Rome and then the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness. As a manager in the AfDB he headed the Financial Management function comprising 26 Financial Experts in ensuring prudential safeguards in the bank’s lending operations. For the last 7 years of his career at the AfDB, he worked as the bank’s Resident Representative in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. In line with Bank policy, he was appointed as the alternate AfDB Board of Director for Shelter Afrique and East African Development Bank. Throughout his career in the AfDB he led multicultural and multilinguistic teams and undertook several complex and challenging assignments that entailed discussions with various stakeholders including senior government officials from donor as well as aid recipient countries.
Mr Mutonga holds a B.Acc (Hon) Degree (UZ) and is a qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAZ).