Bonaventure NIYIBIZI

Mr. Bonaventure Niyibizi is the Chairman of Board and a Consultant with Rwanda Mountain Tea (RMT) Ltd. Before joining RMT in January 2010, Mr. Niyibizi was the General Manager of Compagnie Générale de Banque (COGEBANQUE), the position he held from 2006 to 2009.

Mr. Niyibizi served as Chairperson of the Public Service Commission from 2008 to 2011. From 2005 to 2006, he served as Senior Advisor at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) based at US Embassy in Kigali, Rwanda.

He was Executive Secretary for Privatization Secretariat at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and Chairperson for Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) from 2002 to 2005. He was also Director General of Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (RIEPA) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry from 2000 to 2002.

Mr. Niyibizi was Rwanda’s Cabinet member from 1997 to 2000 as Minister of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives (MINICOM) from March 1997 to March 1999 and Minister of Energy, Water and Natural Resources (MINIRENA) from March 1999 to June 2000.

Prior to taking Government portfolios, Mr. Niyibizi was a long-time servant of the USAID at US Embassy in Rwanda as … (info not in the resume) from June 1988 to March 1997 and a Contractor seconded to the Ministry of Planning and working on Budget and Food Consumption surveys from May 1985 to June 1988.

Mr. Bonaventure Niyibizi holds a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics and an MBA (Finance) from former School of Finance and Banking in Kigali (SFB). He has a good command of English language and fluency in French.

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