Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is a government institution whose mandate is to accelerate Rwanda’s economic development by enabling private sector growth.
The Rwanda Development Board is under the supervision of the Office of the President and is governed by a Board of Directors made up of global entrepreneurs and experts.
RDB was established in 2008 out of a merger of 8 Government institutions, primarily to create a One Stop Shop for business and investments. RDB has been built with global expertise and modelled on international best practice
Currently, RDB’s key services are; Investment Promotion, Export & SEZ Development, Investment Deals Negotiation, Tourism and Conservation, Skills Development and One Stop Center services (business and investment registration, visa facilitation, EIA, tax incentives management, etc.)
RDB is here to provide support throughout the entire investment journey and to ensure that Rwanda remains one of the best places to do business in Africa and the World.
To transform Rwanda into a dynamic global hub for business, investment, and innovation.
Fast tracking economic development in Rwanda by enabling private sector growth.
To make RDB a remarkable institution.
Itzhak Fisher is the Founder and General Partner of Pereg Ventures, a Nielsen-backed private equity fund.
Evelyn Kamagaju is the non-executive Chairperson of Equity Bank Rwanda, MTN Rwanda and Crystal Telecom Limited. She is also the former Auditor General of Rwanda.>
Alice Nkulikiyinka is the Managing Director of Business Professionals Network (BPN) Rwanda, an organization that provides business consulting and loans to Entrepreneurs.
Dr. Diane Karusisi
Dr. Diane Karusisi is the CEO of Bank of Kigali and the former Head of the Strategy and Policy Unit at the Office of the President.
Faith Keza is the CEO of Irembo and also serves on the board of the National Bank of Rwanda. She previously worked in Silicon Valley, California as a Software Engineer at Google, Delphix & Oracle.>
Dr. Solange Uwituze
Dr. Solange Uwituze has a rich career with over 16 years in higher agricultural education & research, as well as in governance of multilateral Projects. She is currently serving as the Deputy Director General in charge of Animal Resources Research and Technology Transfer at RAB. Dr Solange holds a PhD and MSc, both in Animal Sciences, from the Kansas State University.
Ivan Kagame is a partner at a Venture Capital fund, and co-founder of a leading energy company. Ivan brings a diverse skill set and vast experience in investment advisory services, entrepreneurship and investment management both in Africa and the USA. He holds a Bsc in Economics from Pace University and an MBA from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California.
Eric Kacou is Co-Founder & CEO of Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners, an advisory and investment group serving entrepreneurs and leaders across Africa. Eric holds an MBA from the Wharton Business School and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.>
Liban Soleman Abdi
Liban Soleman Abdi has a distinguished career spanning over 13 years in financial management, entrepreneurship and government advisory. He previously served as Chief of Cabinet to the President of Gabon, Chairman of the Gabon National Investment Promotion Agency and as a business executive while in Israel. Liban holds a Bsc in Finance and marketing from George Mason University and an Executive Education from HEC Paris.