RAC Board of Directors

Board Chairman

Mr. Zephanie NIYONKURU

Mr. Zephanie Niyonkuru is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), a Government of Rwanda entity tasked to transform Rwanda into a global hub for business and innovation by fostering an attractive environment for investments, enabling exports, and creating jobs.

Prior to his appointment as Deputy CEO of RDB, Mr. Niyonkuru was the Country Representative at the USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub where he oversaw the activities in Rwanda, including but not limited to supporting companies raise financing, restructure operations, strengthen distribution channels, and find buyers in the US, Costa Rica and regional markets. 

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Board Vice Chairperson

Ms. Clemantine UMUGWANEZA

Mrs ClĂ©mentine UMUGWANEZA is an energy specialist with over 10 years of experience in the infrastructure sector and she has a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry in close collaboration with the donors’ community. She is a seasoned professional with skills in Project & Program Management, Strategic Management and Policy Development.

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BoD Member


BoD Member

Mr. Thierry KALISA

BoD Member

Mr. Parfait IZERE

BoD Member


BoD Member