The Rwanda Development Board is evidence that Rwanda is open for business. It is truly a one stop shop for all investors.
The Rwanda Development Board was set up by bringing together all the government agencies responsible for the entire investor experience under one roof. This includes key agencies responsible for business registration, investment promotion, environmental clearances, privatization and specialist agencies which support the priority sectors of ICT and tourism as well as SMEs and human capacity development in the private sector.
The RDB is independent and influential. It reports directly to the President and is guided by a Board that includes all the key Ministers (e.g., finance, commerce, infrastructure, agriculture)
The RDB is built with global expertise. It is modeled on international best practice examples of Singapore and Costa Rica. It has advisory and hands-on support from global entrepreneurs and experts from Singapore Development Board, World Bank, IFC and the Office of Tony Blair.
The RDB is here with you all through the process and is ready to show you that It is better to do business in Rwanda.
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.
- Registrar General
- Investment Marketing
- Tourism and Conservation
- SEZ and Export Facilitation
- Reinvestment and Investor Aftercare
- Tourism Regulation
- Deal Acceleration and Transactions
- Strategy and Competitiveness
- Strategic Capacity Development
- Targeted Labor Market Interventions
Strategy and support
- IT Operations
- Tourism and Conservation
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.