Rukia Baruti has served as a director on the Board since August 2022. Dr. Baruti also serves as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Dr Baruti is an experienced independent arbitrator and is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales. Her career began in commercial law in the City of London in 1997. In 2006, she joined the international arbitration group at SJ Berwin LLP (later merged with King & Wood Mallesons), where she practiced arbitration and litigation until 2010.
In 2011, Dr Baruti founded the Africa International Legal Awareness, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing African involvement in the international legal community, where she was a managing director until 2018. She also co-founded the African Arbitration Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promotion of African arbitration practitioners, where she has served as Secretary General since 2018.
Dr Baruti holds a bachelor's degree in international studies from Birkbeck College, University of London, an MA in diplomatic studies and international law from the University of Westminster and a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva.