Dr. Richard Sezibera was born on 5 June, 1964 in Kigali, Rwanda.
He was educated in Burundi, and Uganda, graduating in human medicine and surgery from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda in 1989.
Dr. Sezibera then practiced in Mbaya Hospital, and the hospital of Mbele in Uganda, in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology before joining the Rwandan Patriotic Army. He served as a field medical officer for the Rwandan Patriotic Army until l994, rising to the rank of Major in the armed forces. In July 1994, Dr. Sezibera was appointed physician to the President of the Republic of Rwanda and also served as military aide to the President. In l995, he became a Member of Parliament. He was elected President of the Parliamentary Commission on Social Affairs, which exercised oversight over the government departments mandated to deal with issues of health, education, social security, the environment, youth programs, the disabled, and the promotion of gender equality. He also served as a member of the Commission on Defense and National Security.
Dr. Sezibera was appointed Ambassador to Washington in May 1999 with concurrent accreditation to Mexico, Argentina and Brazil. Dr. Richard is married to Mrs. Eustochie Sezibera nee Agazaro and has four children, one daughter and three sons.
Dr. Sezibera is widely traveled and has been a participant and speaker at a number of international conferences. Dr. Sezibera is a member of the Rwanda Medical Association.