Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa
Occupation: LAW, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ACADEMIA
Occupational Position: LEGAL COUNSEL AND ASSISTANT TO THE CEO/PRESIDENT, PTA BANKFOUNDER, HOJA LAW GROUP (SABBATICAL)
I have helped start a network of female legal and business professionals called LABFA
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.
BA, DAVIDSON COLLEGE, JD, UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow