Jacqueline who started her career at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, is the founder and Managing Partner of 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 as well as African governments. She served as an advisor 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 continues to advise on the WTO-OECD Aid for Trade 4th Global Review) 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. 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.