Dr Rukia Baruti is the founder and Managing Director of AILA. She specialises in international investment law, with a particular focus on Africa. She also sits as arbitrator in arbitrations conducted under various arbitration rules. Rukia was listed in The Lawyer magazine's ‘Hot 100’, in recognition of her pro-bono work for Africa. She holds a PhD (Hons) from the University of Geneva, a first class LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London, an MA in Diplomatic Studies and a Graduate Diploma in International Studies with an emphasis on public international law and international relations. Prior to founding AILA, she practised law at SJ Berwin’s International Arbitration Group in London where she was involved in the arbitration and litigation of commercial, a majority of which were international in nature.