Andrew Makoni holds the LL.B (Hons) degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the same university. He was admitted to practice law in Zimbabwe as a legal practitioner, conveyancer and notary public in 1996. He has been in private practive ever since then. He was admitted into partnership at Chihambakwe Mutizwa & Partners in the year 2000. He resigned from the partnership in 2001 to help set up Mbidzo, Muchadehama and Makoni Legal Practitioners, where he is currently practicing. Andrew is the recipient of the prestigious International Human Rights Lawyer of the Year award (2009) conferred by the International Section of American Bar Association (ABA), in recognition of his advocacy for human rights in Zimbabwe. He is the 10th to be honoured by ABA since 1990 and only the 3rd in Africa. He also chaired the board of directors for the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights between 2008 and 2013. He still sits on the board. Between July and August of 2009, Andrew participated in the International Visitors Programme and Germany visitors programme (VLP), on US Judicial Systems II, courtesy of the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He also participated in the Federal Government of Germany’s Visitors Programme for African NGOs and Human Rights Commission in September 2012 focusing on Human Rights Institutions in Germany. He is the partner responsible for Client Care and Business Development and chairs the Marketing and client Care sub-committee of the partnership.