Legal Counsel and Assistant to the President
Jacqueline Musiitwa is Managing Partner and Founder of the Hoja Law Group, a boutique law firm in New York and Kigali, Rwanda, advising on commercial, political and intellectual property law for companies doing business in Africa. Prior, she served as an adviser to the Director-General of the World Trade Organization on trade policy, development issues and private sector development for African countries and other Least-developed Countries, and an adviser to the Minister of Justice of Rwanda on investment, trade and infrastructure. Musiitwa started her legal career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Law at several universities in the US and Rwanda. Musiitwa is a thought leader, speaker and writer on African affairs. She has also been an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow 2011 (African Leadership Institute) and a 2012 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellow. Musiitwa is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Law School and Davidson College. She has completed executive education at the Saïd Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School.