Jacqueline Muna MusiitwaJacqueline Muna Musiitwa


NAIROBI, KENYA

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Lawyer

Occupational Position: Founder and Managing Partner at Hoja Law Group

Projects


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

Professional History


Jacqueline Muna Musiitwa, Esq. is the Founder and Managing Partner at Hoja Law Group, a boutique law firm in New York, USA, and Kigali, Rwanda, advising on commercial matters for companies doing business in Africa as well as African governments. Hoja Law Group represents government entities, businesses, and non profits in corporate and intellectual property matters. It represents clients in the United States, Europe and Africa, drafting a variety of legal documents, country entry strategy, risk and so on.

Previously, she was 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 has 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) 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).

Qualifications


BA, Davidson College
JD, University of Melbourne
Executive education at the Said Business School, Oxford University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Programs


2011 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Norman Smit
23 December 2017

Making a simple change can help realize one’s full potential. At TED Talent Search Lagos 2017 in Nigeria, Victoria Ohaeri describes the importance of changing her name to positively affect others' perceptions.  The 2016 Tutu Fellow tells her personal story about the effects of labeling, and how changing her name made all the difference.

Norman Smit
21 December 2017

Young farmers participating in a project started by 2017 Tutu Fellow Samuel Kariuki have had their first harvest and been paid for the fruits of their labour.  The new farmers in the agro-entrepreneurship Fort Hall Eye Project harvested two tons of beans. This green success is taking place in one of the most troubled counties in Kenya, where alcoholism has left almost no household unaffected.

Peter Wilson
21 December 2017

When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

Norman Smit
20 December 2017

The CEO of All On, 2015 Tutu Fellow Wiebe Boer is helping to build access to affordable sustainable energy for low income households, small business, and communities.  All On is an independent impact investing company.  As part of its approach it has also provided a grant to the acclaimed Nigerian tech incubator, Co-Creation Hub, to challenge Nigeria’s innovators on energy. Co-Creation Hub is run by 2017 Tutu Fellow 'Bosun Tijani.

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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