Clare Akamanzi

African Leadership Academy , South Africa
Thu, 2013-01-24

About Seminar Leader, Clare Akamanzi

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 in Rwanda. Prior to this, she was Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Business Operations and Services at RDB, in charge of investment promotion, export promotion, enterprise development and business facilitation through investment climate reform, company registration and environmental clearances.

Prior to RDB, Akamanzi was Deputy Director-General of the Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (RIEPA), a position she held from 2006-2008. She was also Rwanda's commercial diplomat in London and a trade negotiator in Geneva for the Government of Rwanda at the World Trade Organization. Akamanzi is an international trade and investment lawyer. She attained her law degree in Uganda, and a Master's in International Trade and Investment Policy in South Africa and the Netherlands.

For her role as a global changemaker she was nominated by World Economic Forum as one of 18 young global leaders in sub-Saharan Africa.