Jacqueline Muna MusiitwaJacqueline Muna Musiitwa


NAIROBI, KENYA

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: LAW, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ACADEMIA

Occupational Position: LEGAL COUNSEL AND ASSISTANT TO THE CEO/PRESIDENT, PTA BANKFOUNDER, HOJA LAW GROUP (SABBATICAL)

Projects


I have helped start a network of female legal and business professionals called LABFA

Professional History


Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa, Esq. is Legal Counsel and Assistant to the President and CEO of the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank). She started her career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP as a corporate and securities associate. She then went on to found and serves as Managing Partner of Hoja Law Group, a boutique law firm in New York and Kigali, Rwanda, advising on commercial matters for companies doing business in Africa as well as African governments. She served as an advisor to the Director General of the World Trade Organization on trade policy and private sector development for Least-developed Countries as well as an advisor to the Rwandan Minister of Justice on investment, trade and infrastructure.

Jacqueline has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at universities in the U.S. and Rwanda. Jacqueline is a thought leader, speaker and writer on African affairs. She is a Young Global Leader 2011 (World Economic Forum), an Archbishop Desmond Tutu fellow 2011 (African Leadership Institute), and a 2012 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership fellow, in 2012 she was named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 by the Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy and in 2014 a New Voices fellow (Aspen Institute). She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Law School and Davidson College. She has completed executive education at the Said Business School, Oxford University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Qualifications


BA, DAVIDSON COLLEGE, JD, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Programs


2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Peter Wilson
14 March 2017

The African Leadership Institute has a strong cohort of candidates for the prestigious Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  Amongst nearly 300 nominees from over 30 African countries, 26 of Africa’s highest potential young leaders were selected to take part in the programme. Spanning various industries, representing eleven African countries and ranging from 29 to 39 years of age, the selected candidates demonstrate the wealth and breadth of leadership talent that exists in Africa’s youth.  The biographies of the 2017 candidates follows:

Norman Smit
02 March 2017

The United Nations has called attention to the wave of attacks in South Africa targeting foreigners living in the country. The attacks in South Africa have spawned calls for retaliation on South African businesses and nationals in Nigeria. The UN news site, the UN Dispatch, reports that youth groups have been the major drivers in this violence, and it goes on to quote an open letter by Ugandan youth leader and Tutu Fellow Victor Ochen. In his open letter, Ochen says that while the youth have been at the center of the attacks, they can also be part of the solution. He called on youth leaders in Africa to embrace non-violence. 

Peter Wilson
10 February 2017

There were 283 nominations of Africa’s finest young leaders from over 30 countries for the 2017 Tutu Leadership Fellowship, which starts on 22nd April. Applications closed on 15th January 2017.  Since then, a selection panel of past Fellows and AFLI Board Members have been working tirelessly to draw up a short list of candidates for final evaluation by the selection panel. The short list of 52 candidates was finalised on 7th February, and the plan is for the final selection of the 2017 Tutu Fellows to be agreed upon by the AFLI Board at the end of February. Only 17 candidates are finally selected.

Norman Smit
07 February 2017

The Bertha Centre, which is run by 2013 Tutu Fellow Dr. Francois Bonnici, has been profiled as one of the top five university-based social impact centres in the world.  The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship is at the University of Cape Town and is part of the Graduate School of Business.  The nonprofit organisation the Bridgespan Group published the report which was done by the Skoll Foundation


A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.

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