The President's profile

Mr. Richard Mugisha.The Managing Partner, Trust Law Chambers, President, East Africa Law Society. Mr. Richard Mugisha is the Managing partner of Trust Law Chambers, one of the Leading Law Firms in Rwanda. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Lesotho and Master of Laws (LLM.) from New York University.

Prior to establishing the firm in 2004, he was the Manager, Procurement Policy and Legal affairs at the Rwanda National Tender Board for over five years. He has led numerous Mergers and Acquisitions assignments, including transactional advice during most privatization exercises in Rwanda. His specialty is Banking, Finance, and Energy.

He is former Chairman of the Business Law Reform Commission which reviewed all legislation affecting the commercial environment in Rwanda and serves on various National Committees, foundations and Company Boards in Rwanda. In the academic domain, he has taught and conducted tutorials at the National University of Rwanda and Kigali Institute of Management, Science and Technology.

He is a native speaker of Kinyarwanda, has excellent command of English and a working knowledge of French. He is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association and the East African Law Society. He is also a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

1. Hon. Lady Justice Solomy B. Bossa 1995-1997
2. Mr. Colman Ngalo 1997-2000
3 Hon. NzambaKitonga 2000-2002
4 Prof. Fredrick Edward Ssempebwa 2002-2004
5 Commissioner Bahame Tom Nyanduga 2004-2006
6 Prof. Tom Ojienda 2006-2008
7 Dr. Allan M. Shonubi 2008-2010
8 Dr. Wilbert B. Kapinga 2010-2012
9 Mr. James AgreyMwamu 2012-2014
10 Mr. NassorKhamis Mohamed 2014-2016
11 Mr. Richard Mugisha 2016-2018