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Richard Mugisha is the managing partner of Trust Law Chambers, which he founded in February 2004. Prior to establishing the firm, he was the director of procurement policy and legal affairs at the Rwanda National Tender Board. He doubled as a state attorney and an alternate member of the Privatization Commission. He has been a member of the Financial Sector Development Steering Committee and the National Regional Integration Committee, which led to Rwanda's accession to the East African Community, as well as the chairman of the Commercial Law Reform Task Force. He has taught at the National University of Rwanda and Kigali Institute of Management, Science and Technology. He is a member of the governing council of the Rwanda Bar Association and the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Rwanda. He also serves on the board of directors of Banque Commerciale du Rwanda. Richard holds an LLB from the National University of Lesotho and an LLM from New York University. He is a Fellow of the third class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.