Rwanda Development Board
Ms Clare Akamanzi is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) a Government institution in charge of accelerating economic growth and development of the country. Before this, she was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Business Operations and Services, at RDB.
Prior to this, Ms Akamanzi- a Trade and investment lawyer, was the Deputy Director General at the Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (RIEPA). She was also Rwanda’s commercial Diplomat in London and a Trade Negotiator in Geneva at the World Trade Organization.
Ms Akamanzi has served on several boards in the country. She is the founder of Prosave, a 100 member savings cooperative that promotes a savings culture among Rwandans. She is a member of the Young Presidents organization (YPO), a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum, and named as one of the young female business leaders in Africa by Forbes Africa.