One of the leading global investment banks, Renaissance Capital, will today host the East Africa Investor Conference in Kigali expected to bring together over 60 investors from the region and beyond.
The Prime Minister, Bernard Makuza, is expected to open the two-day conference, which will also be attended among others by the Secretary General of the Eastern African Community (EAC) ,Dr. Richard Sezibera.
According to Solomon Mahinda, Renaissance Capital’s vice president, Group Marketing and Communications Manager, Africa, the firm organised the conference to showcase to investors, local and foreign investment opportunities in Rwanda.
“We have over 60 confirmed international investors from across the world and over 30 local and regional corporate companies who will attend this two day conference and deliberate on investment opportunities,” Mahinda said.
According to Clare Akamanzi, the Chief Operations Officer at Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Renaissance Capital, which is set to open its office in Rwanda, has been offering important advisory services to the government and the private sector.
“Renaissance has been offering finance advisory service even before starting up a branch here. They advised the Bank of Kigali and the government on floating shares in MTN.
“Today, they will not only bring together investors to showcase the investment potential Rwanda has but they will also raise awareness among investors on investment in Rwanda,” Akamanzi said.
She noted that Renaissance’s entry into the Rwandan market brings the expertise that was lacking, especially in finance and investment advisory services.
“To us, this is very important because Renaissance is coming to provide services in an area where we were lacking. We don’t have much of these services here and we think Renaissance will change the landscape,” Akamanzi said.