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About WIBABARA Sylvia

Ms. Sylvia has nineteen (19) years working experience and a track record of success in legal matters, business transactions, privatization, administration, leadership, personnel management, corporate governance, banking, and projects management and implementation.
She is skilled with expertise in life cycle of business structures particularly, her proficiency is in legal research, Negotiations, Arbitration, Public Enterprise Reform, Privatization, Capital Markets, Cross Border Transactions, Procurement, Bidding, International Trade and Development, Assets Management, Asset valuation, Agreements, Intellectual Property, Franchise, Insolvency, Liquidation, IT, leadership, Personnel Management, Customer Care, Counseling, Business Correspondence, Business Communication, Office Practice, Office Management and Secretarial Duties.

About Education

  • Sylvia Wibabara is a legal specialist, business lawyer and a certified arbitrator with Master of laws (LL.M) in International Business and Economic law, three diplomas (in legal practice, Management and Administration and in Secretarial Studies) and 35 certificates in diverse fields.

    Among other accomplishments, Ms Sylvia contributed to a successful privatization Program implementation in Rwanda, contributed to the World Bank doing business report, negotiated several business deals both within and outside Rwanda, the most recent being 80mw Peat-fired power plant project for Yumn ltd in London UK , was nominated to Government and private business implementation committees, sat on boards, organized and managed bank’s legal, collateral, T24 and insurance systems, spearheaded and participated in committees for privatization of public Assets and corporate restructuring (more than 20 public enterprises and companies), oversaw, coordinated and managed thirty five offices with more than 100 staff implementing a World Bank sponsored Demobilization and Reintegration project that aimed at, among others, improving the lives of ex-combatants through different social-economic projects across Rwanda.
    She has experience working with all levels of Rwanda Government, Private sector, Financial institutions, NGOs, Cooperatives, advising on laws, systems and procedures.

Professional Affiliations

  • Sylvia is a member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Gulf coast Relief Team, USA,, American Bar Association, foreign lawyers at Georgetown University (FLAG) and Association of University Women Council.
    She speaks Kinyarwanda, English and most East African languages fluently with working knowledge of french.
    Prior to joining private sector as a legal and business consultant and partnering with Calibre Advocates, Sylvia worked with many public and private institutions holding senior positions. Among them are:
    1. Development Bank of Rwanda (as Senior Legal Officer, head of collateral management Unit, head of project finance unit and special projects implementation Unit’s (SPIU) legal advisor)
    2. Rwanda Development Board (as Privatization Specialist, legal specialist, Legal transactions advisor, Ag, head public assets transfer unit.
    3. Rwanda Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (as Provincial program Liaison Officer, Provincial Program Officer and social reintegration officer).

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