Richard Mugisha is the President of East Africa Law Society, and Senior Partner at Trust Chambers, Kigali. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA), a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Lesotho in 1994 and Master of Laws (LLM) from New York University.
He previously served as the Manager, Procurement Policy and Legal affairs at the Rwanda National Tender Board for over five years. In the academic domain, he has taught and conducted tutorials at the University of Rwanda and Kigali Institute of Management, Science and Technology. He is also the 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.
He has led numerous assignments in Energy, Infrastructure & Mining as well as Banking and Finance and has been at the forefront of almost all the privatization deals in Rwanda.
He is cited by Chambers & Partners as a band 1 Attorney who is “go-to lawyer and a great negotiator” and “a leading Lawyer” by IFLR1000 legal directories.
Richard is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, and a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network.