Kagame Appoints His Son as Board Member of Rwanda Development Board


President Paul Kagame has appointed his First Son, Ivan Cyomoro Kagame (30), as a board member of the Rwanda Developed Board (RDB).

His appointment was announced after a cabinet meeting convened on monday May 18.

RDB was formed out of several government agencies in 2008. Among others, the board is charged with facilitating private sector – led development through increased investments and exports.

Other members of the board include: Itzhak Fisher (Chairman), Evelyn Kamagaju (Vice Chairman), Alice Nkulikiyinka (member), Diane Karusisi (member) Ivan Kagame (member), Eric Kacou (member), Solange Uwituze (member), Liban Soleman Abdi (member) and Faith Keza (member).

In 2016, Ivan Kagame posted on his Linkedin about Rwanda’s Development agenda saying young African business leaders have a vision for propelling change on the continent.

“We know that being a successful role model is an important part of this process. While now a private investor, during both my academic education and my professional education in private equity and financial services, I benefited immensely from exposure to thought-leaders and exceptional mentors,” he wrote.

Ivan Kagame added, “As the old adage goes, to whom much is given, much is expected.”

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Managerial Economics from Pace University and an MBA acquired from a University in California, USA, according to his Linked in.

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