Rutabingwa Athanase is an advocate with the Rwanda Bar Association since April 2000 to date.

He is a Partner with MRB Attorneys. He holds an LL.B Degree from the National University of Rwanda and currently a finalist at the LUNDI University – Master of Science in International Trade Policy and Trade Law.

Mr. Rutabingwa is a Chartered Arbitrator from the London Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Mr. Rutabingwa specializes in commercial law, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), banking, corporate law, labour law, land law, transport law. He has advised and worked on different Clients` assignments in Rwanda and beyond.

He has excellent working relationship with both public and private authorities in Rwanda. He has advised both public and private authorities in different infrastructure projects. He is a regular teacher of law at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development in Rwanda.

He is the immediate Past President of the Rwanda Bar Association, and a Council Member for the East African Law Society for five years since 2011 to 2015.

Mr. Rutabingwa is a former President of the Conference International de Barreau (CIB). He has served on a number of Board of Directors of several companies (both local and foreign) with specific leadership roles.

He is also currently a Non – Executive Director of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda, and also a Board Member of the Rwanda Development Bank, chairing its Credit Committee. He also serves as the Chairman of the Kigali City Council.