Ms. Mapondera has been Chief of the Legal Office since October 2014. She joined the Fund in 2008 as the Senior Legal Officer. Prior to joining the Fund, Ms. Mapondera worked with the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva from 1996 until 2005, and with United Nations Peacekeeping Operations in Sudan and New York from 2005 from 2008. Before joining the United Nations, Ms. Mapondera worked in the private sector in law and business administration.
Ms. Mapondera holds bachelor's and master's degrees in law from the London School of Economics, and a Master of Business Administration from Warwick University (UK). She qualified as a barrister in the United Kingdom.