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Eastinco Mining and Exploration plc (AQUIS: EM.P) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Richard Mugisha as a Non-Executive Director of the Company’s 100% owned Rwandan registered subsidiary, Eastinco Limited.
Mr. Mugisha holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) and a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB) from the University of Lesotho in 1994, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from New York University. He is the Senior Partner of Trust Law Chambers in Rwanda, which he founded in 2004. Formerly, he served in different capacities for the Government of Rwanda. He has led numerous assignments in Energy, Infrastructure & Mining, as well as Banking and Finance, and has been at the forefront of many major commercial transactions in Rwanda.
Mr. Mugisha is cited by Chambers & Partners as a Band 1 Attorney, and a “Leading Lawyer” by IFLR1000 legal directories. He is the former President of the East African Law Society (EALS) and the former Chairman of the Business Law Reform Commission, a body that reviewed all legislation affecting the commercial environment in Rwanda. He also serves on various national committees, foundations, and company boards in Rwanda. Richard is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Global Leadership Network and has also been appointed as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali.
Charles Bray, Chairman of Eastinco stated
“We are delighted that Richard has joined us as we look to expand our operations in Rwanda. Richard’s appointment clearly reflects our commitment to operating in Rwanda to the highest corporate standards. Undoubtably, his extensive network and business reach will allow us to optimise our stakeholder communications and relationships, whilst providing guidance and direction to ensure the highest level of governance in our operations.”