View professional biographies of prominent Rwanda celebrities, politicians, corporate and business leaders.

Salma Rhadia Mukansanga

Salma Rhadia Mukansanga, is a Rwandan international football referee listed with FIFA since 2012, as well as a nurse. In 2022, she was the first woman to referee at the African Cup of Nations, as well as officiating at the Olympics, FIFA Women’s World Cup, Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, and CAF Women’s Champions League…. read more »

Kim Szpiro

Kim Szpiro has worked at Cornell University in Ithaca New York USA for 15 years. Since February 2019 she has been the Associate Director for the Hanga Ahazaza Initiative at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Kim oversees the upskill training of 1250 in the hospitality and tourism sector in Rwanda through online courses… read more »

Linda Mutesi

Linda Mutesi is the Tourism Promotion Manager at the Rwanda Development Board, based in Kigali, Rwanda. The Rwanda Development Board is a Government institution charged with fast tracking Rwanda’s economic development through enabling private sector growth. As part of the country’s transformational agenda, the tourism sector is expected to contribute greatly to the economy and… read more »

Dr Geoffrey Manyara

Dr Geoffrey Manyara is currently an Economic Affairs Officer in charge of tourism for United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, having previously worked as a Senior Regional Tourism Advisor for the organisation. Dr Manyara has also worked for a number of years as a tourism researcher at the University of Wales, Cardiff in the United… read more »

Bonita Mutoni

Bonita Mutoni is the founder of Uber Luxe Safaris (ULS), one of Rwanda’s ultimate authentic safari and destination experience management businesses. ULS is a boutique luxury safari company that offers bespoke tours and travel packages within the Eastern African region, offering the highest level of bespoke services to discerning travelers. In addition to magnificent savannah… read more »

Preston Martin

Preston Martin is the CEO and Co-Founder of Adrianople Group, a business intelligence firm that focuses on special economic zones and related infrastructure projects. Preston Martin graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Government and International Politics, and previously co-founded the Startup Societies Foundation. (Rwanda)

Satir Omar Bahati

Bahati Satir Omar is a visually impaired young social entrepreneur from Rwanda who possesses a wide range of experience in advocacy for the rights and the empowerment of disabled people in Rwanda and surrounding regions. Currently, Bahati serves as the capacity building and disability mainstreaming officer at the umbrella of disability organizations in the fight… read more »

Mr. Shehzad Noordally

Shehzad Noordally is the CEO of CDH Capital Ltd, a brokerage and Investment Banking service provider in Rwanda.He started his career in the Accountancy and Financial Sector. Shehzad has 19+ experience in the financial sector. He has been instrumental in setting and growing CDH Capital Ltd in the Rwandan Capital Market. Shehzad Noordally has been… read more »

Mrs. IZA Irame

IZA Irame is the Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Telecom Ltd and Chief Corporate Services Officer at Crystal Ventures Ltd .Prior to joining CVL, Iza was the Chief Executive Officer of African Alliance for four years. She led diverse corporate finance transactions in the Rwanda Market and has been instrumental in growing the local capital… read more »

Mr. Pierre Celestin RWABUKUMBA

Pierre Celestin RWABUKUMBA, a Rwandan national born in 1974, is the current Chairman of the East African Securities Exchanges Association (EASEA) and Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Stock Exchange Ltd. He is the Co- founder and Chairman of Kigali Cement Company, a private company that produces, Markets and sells cement in Rwanda and neighboring… read more »

Mr. Andrew Otengo Owiny

Andrew Otengo Owiny currently serves as a Board Member on the Board of Directors of the Rwanda Stock Exchange (‘RSE’), and is the Chairman of the Board Finance & Administration Committee. Andrew Otengo Owiny is a Group Executive Director and Group Head of Corporate Finance & Research with MBEA Brokerage Services (Rwanda) Limited (‘MBEA Rwanda’… read more »

Mr. Innocent Idi Kabanda

Innocent Idi Kabanda served as a member of the Rwanda Stock Exchange Board of Directors since May 2015. He is also Board member of SOYCO Rwanda (soy bean factory) located at Kayonza District) since January 2016 and EPIC (Eastern Province Investment Company) since January 2016. Innocent Idi Kabanda currently serves as Director of Portfolio Management… read more »

Mrs. Umulisa Amina RWAKUNDA

Umulisa Amina RWAKUNDA is a Board Director of the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) since 2012. She is the current Senior Economist/ Director of Macroeconomic Policy at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning; and board Director of the NISR (National Institute of Statistics Rwanda). Umulisa Amina RWAKUNDA is an Economist with over 12 years experience… read more »


Bob KARINA is the Founder and Chairman of Faida Investment Bank and the Vice Chairman of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) Ltd. He is also the Vice Chairman of the Rwanda Stock Exchange, where he has played a key role in the set up of the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) and serves as the Chairman… read more »


James NDAHIRO is the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) Chairman. He is also the chairman for Zigama Credit and saving society and the chairman for societe Nouvelle d’Assurances du Rwanda (SONARWA). James NDAHIRO is Member of EAST African Legislative Assembly since where is the chairperson of the committee on communications, trade and investment which is one… read more »