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. In early 2020, 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).
Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Rwanda Development Board(RDB). Formerly Head of Strategy and Policy for President of Rwanda. Chairperson, Board of Directors of Aviation, Travel and Logistics (ATL)- holding company that owns Rwandair, Kigali Airport, & Akagera Aviation; Formerly Chief Operating Officer (COO) Rwanda Development Board (RDB); Trade Negotiator at WTO, Geneva and Diplomat London. MPA (Harvard, USA); LLM – Trade and Investment (Pretoria, South Africa); LLB (MUK, Uganda) Young Global Leader, 2012