Hategeka promoted to deputy CEO of RDB

Emmanuel Hategeka. File.

Emmanuel Hategeka has been promoted to Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Development Board in changes to RDB’s senior leadership, which also saw the appointment of a new board of directors.

The changes were announced in a notice signed by the Prime Minister.

Hategeka will double as RDB’s Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since February 2017.

The appointments, made by President Paul Kagame, will see Itzhak Fisher remain as the Chairperson of the Board.

Fisher, an Israeli businessman who has served as the Founder and General Partner of Pereg Ventures, has been serving as the RDB chairman since 2017.

Evelyn Kamagaju was reappointed Vice Chair and Diane Karusisi as a member, while Alice Nkulikiyinka, Patrick Hitayezu, Brian Kirungi and Faith Keza were named as new Board members.

The board has been appointed after the mandate of the old team expired.

There were also changes to the senior management of RDB. 

Elodie Rusera was appointed Chief Skills Officer, Diane Sayinzonga is the new Head of Special Economic Zone and Export Facilitation Department, while Emmanuel Nsabimana is the Head of Tourism Regulation Department.

Other members of the senior management who retained their positions include Belise Kariza - Chief Tourism Officer, Guy Baron - Chief Investment Officer, Mark Nkurunziza - Chief Financial Officer, Louise Kanyonga - Head of Strategy and Competitiveness and Richard Kayibanda - Registrar General of Companies.