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Kagame's son appointed to board of Rwanda's investment agency

Kagame's son appointed to board of Rwanda's investment agency


<p>A son of President Paul Kagame has been appointed to the board of the Rwanda Development Board, <span class="caps">RDB</span>. 30-year-old Ivan Kagame is the eldest son of his parents. The Kagames have four children – three sons and a daughter.</p> <p>The <span class="caps">RDB</span> is government machinery tasked with fast tracking the country’s economic development by enabling private sector growth. The US-educated Ivan joins as one of four new members announced by the Prime Minister’s office earlier this week.</p> <p>In welcoming the new members, the <a href="https://twitter.com/RDBrwanda/status/1263036247741784064/photo/1">board wrote about the young Kagame</a> “Ivan Kagame is a partner at a Venture Capital fund, and co-founder of a leading energy company. </p> <p>“Ivan brings a diverse skill set and vast experience in investment advisory services, entrepreneurship and investments management both in Africa and the <span class="caps">USA</span>. He holds a Bsc in Economics from Pace university and an <span class="caps">MBA</span> from the Marshall School at the University of Southern California.”</p> <p>The other new members were: Solange Uwituze, Eric Kacou and Liban Soleman Abdi. They join a board currently headed by Itzhak Fisher with vice chair Evelyn Kamagaju, a former Auditor General of Rwanda. Diane Karususi, Faith Keza and Alice Nkulikiyinka complete the list of serving members.</p> <p><span class="caps">RDB</span> is behind high-profile sponsorship deals with <a href="https://www.africanews.com/2018/05/23/rwanda-becomes-arsenal-s-first-sleeve-sponsor-in-3-year-partnership/">English Premier League side Arsenal</a> and <a href="https://www.africanews.com/2019/12/04/london-now-paris-rwanda-signs-tourism-promotion-deal-with-psg/">French side Paris Saint-Germain</a> – both deals under the “Visit Rwanda” label is to promote tourism in the East African nation.</p> <p><a href="https://rdb.rw/"><span class="caps">RDB</span>’s website describes</a> its mission: “To transform Rwanda into a dynamic global hub for business, investment, and innovation.” </p> <p>It pools all the government agencies responsible for the entire investor experience under one roof. It reports directly to the president and is guided by a board that includes all relevant sector ministers. </p> <p>It is modeled on international best practice examples of Singapore and Costa Rica. It has advisory and hands-on support from global entrepreneurs and experts from Singapore Development Board, World Bank, <span class="caps">IFC</span> and the Office of Tony Blair.</p> <style>.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }</style><div class='embed-container'><iframe src='https://www.youtube.com/embed/PSEmTBitjds' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe></div>
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