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Clare Akamanzi


Rwanda Development Board

Ms. Clare Akamanzi is an International Trade and Investment Lawyer, who is currently the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board and a Cabinet Member. She has served the Government of Rwanda in several senior positions for the last 15 years.

Ms. Akamanzi is a Harvard Kennedy School MPA alum, and also holds an LLM (International Trade and Investment) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

She was a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was named one of Africa’s Top 50 Powerful Women by Forbes in 2020. Earlier this year, Ms. Akamanzi was appointed as a Founding Board Member of the World Health Organization Foundation (WHO-F). She was also recently appointed as an advisory board member of the Global Innovation Index (GII).

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