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Restructured Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Gets New Staff

Ms. Clare Akamanzi, Chief Operating Officer, Rwanda Development Board.

Ms. Clare Akamanzi, Chief Operating Officer, Rwanda Development Board.

KIGALI – A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame on Thursday has approved new appointments Rwanda Development Board (RDB). The agency was restructured in January but has been without staff as the existing employees were being sieved.

The Cabinet had already appointed Mr. John Gara as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in November 2009 replacing the American businessman Joe Ritchie. Now, RDB CEO John Gara has finally got his team in place:

  • Chief Operating Officer (COO): Clare Akamanzi – formerly Deputy CEO in charge of Business Operations and Services
  • Chief Financial Officer (CFO): James Kamanzi
  • Head of Information Technology: Mr. Patrick Nyirishema
  • Head of Trade and Manufacturing: Mr. Pipien Hakizabera
  • Head Tourism and Conservation: Ms. Ricah Rwigamba
  • Head the Asset and Investment Management department: Mr. Daniel Ufitikirezi
  • Head the Human Capital and Institutional Development department: Mr. Paul Kayoboke


1 mbabazi { 05.12.10 at 3:05 am }

am really impressed with the conclusion of the whole new structure which taken quite sometime, but worth waiting.

good work and its seems such a great team.

2 nyirigira vincent { 07.29.10 at 1:31 pm }

well, i hope the newly elected board will do whatever it takes to attract more investors in the country so as to remain competitive in the regional.

3 William { 08.30.11 at 9:57 am }

Am very blessed on work done by RDB staff members, be blessed 2 all.God wll bless u all

4 gapfizi alfred { 11.04.11 at 8:12 am }

what happened to the interviews for the call center?

5 Hyacinthe Muka { 12.14.11 at 12:16 pm }

I visited kigali in November 2011. Truely I was impressed by rwanda development in general. There are still lots to do but the start is great. There is hope. God bless you all.

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