About Us

Your Financial Center of Excellence.

Rwanda Finance Limited is a new company owned by the government of Rwanda, that was created to promote and develop Rwanda as a business and financial center of excellence by fostering cross-border trade and investments. The company advocates for the highest regulatory standards and the most attractive products and services to suit the needs of global investors and financial institutions.

Vision

To become the inland gateway for investments in Africa.

Mission

To connect the Rwanda financial ecosystem to domestic and international business.

To be a catalyst of a safe, compliant and pro-business financial environment in Rwanda.

Why Rwanda

Rwanda is strategically located as a regional hub and gateway serving neighboring markets such as member countries of the East African Community (EAC); Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA); and members of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS). In addition, Rwanda is internationally recognized as developing a favorable and competitive Doing Business environment.

Strategic Location

Access to the East and Central African market comprising more than 300 million people.

Initiator and signatory to the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA).

Visa-free regime.

Direct flights to 26 major capitals of the world.

World Class Infrastructure

Ranked 2nd preferred MICE destination in Africa (ICCA).

Among the fastest penetration rates for 4G in Africa (GSMA report 2019).

3rd in sub-Saharan Africa for network readiness (NRI 2019 report).

Competitive Incentives

2nd most competitive economy in Africa, (Global competitiveness report 2017/18).

Tax incentives in accordance with OECD and EU standards for tax transparency.

2nd in Africa for Ease of Doing Business ; 6 hours to register a business through a one-stop center (World Bank report 2020)

Only country in Africa projected to achieve 8.0% GDP growth (2020 World Bank report).

Strategic network of Double Tax treaty Agreements (DTAs) for investments in member countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).

Robust Regulatory Environment

Politically stable, well-functioning institutions with an investor-friendly business climate.

2nd safest place in Africa (Gallup Global Report 2018).

Ranked 2nd for government transparency in Africa (Transparency International 2019).

No restrictions on foreign ownership.

A one-stop portal providing e-government services (IREMBO).

Products and Services

Our business and financial ecosystem offers access to products and services that are conducive for activities such as:

Fund Management

Private Equity Investments

Global Trading

Rwanda has also begun to attract large-scale investment opportunities in new and upcoming sectors including green and sustainable financing, FinTech.

Investor Portfolio

Team

Nick Barigye

Chief Executive Officer

Antonny Mukulu Nshimye

Chief Legal Officer/Company Secretary

Ntoudi Mouyelo

Strategic Advisor

Adelit Nsabimana

Technical Advisor

Hortense Mudenge

Head of Strategy

Olivia Rubagumya

Head of Investor Relations

Shaduri Umutoniwase

Communications & Marketing Manager

Charlotte Uwase

Executive Assistant

Gwladys Watrin

Investor Relations - North Africa & Europe

Lise Arakaza

Investor Relations - UK & Europe

Michelle Umurungi

Senior Strategy & Policy Analyst

Jackson Rugambwa

Tax Policy Analyst

Jean Baptiste Sande

Chief Financial Officer

Hortence Umulisa

HR & Administration Manager

Jean Marie Kananura

Investor Relations - West & Central Africa

Winnie Kabatesi

Accountant

Brice Rukirande

IT Manager

Country Brief

Rwanda, the "Land of A Thousand Hills", is a landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Africa. The country has been recognized by the international community for its efforts to overcome a difficult past by putting in place ambitious social, economic and governance reforms, thus gaining a solid reputation as a progressive nation that is committed to sustain its social and economic transformation.

Key facts about Rwanda:

  • Location: East-Africa, bordered by 4 countries: Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi.
  • Economic integration: E.A.C: 168 M, CEEAC: 132 M
  • Population: 12.09M (2019)
  • GDP growth: an average of 7.76% between 2000-2019
  • GDP per capita: USD 824.927 (2019)
  • Size: 26,338 sq.km
  • Capital City: Kigali
  • Currency: Rwandan Franc (RWF)
  • Climate: Mild and temperate
  • Investments Registered in 2019: USD 2.4 Billion
  • Languages: Kinyarwanda, English, French, Swahili
  • Exchange rate: 1 USD= 924 RWF