Dr Gideon H. Kaunda is a Corporate Lawyer and Communications and Transport Specialist with vast experience in project development and legal advisory services. He is currently the Chairman of Pangaea Securities (EA) Ltd and serves as ad hoc Arbitrator, International court on Aviation and Space Arbitration (IASA) as well as Interim Chairman of the Tanzania's National Investment Company (NICOL). He sits on the Board of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) as Chairman of the Membership Services and Capacity Building Sub-Committee.
Dr Kaunda holds an LLB from the University of East Africa (Dar es Salaam College), LLM and PhD degrees from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He has been involved variously in business integration and consultancy assignments, including corporate recovery and receivership, as well as a resource person in the Tanzania Government Civil Service Installation of Performance Management System in independent Departments. Previously, Dr Kaunda worked as Principal Assistant, Counsel and Legal Advisor to the East African Community for eight years (1969 – 1977), after which he was appointed as the Tanzania Government Representative on the Council of the international Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), for a term of six years. Having re-joined the Government in 1984, Dr Kaunda took up various consultancy assignments, PTA (COMESA), The World Bank, The European Union, amongst others, prior to being seconded as Special Assistant to Alliance Air Chief Executive in 1994.