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.
To become the inland gateway for investments in Africa.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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).
Private Equity Investments
Coalition For Green Capital(CGC)
Financial Advisory Services Organization
Coalition for Green Capital (CGC) is a non-profit organization focused on accelerating the growth of clean energy markets through the creation of ‘Green Banks’ around the world. In partnership with the Government of Rwanda, CGC is now exploring the establishment of a financial institution (Green Bank) to further support and catalyze private investments in the green sector in the country and the region, through Rwanda’s financial and business center.
Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
International Law Firm
In the view of the development of the Kigali International Financial Center, Liederkerke – one of Belgium’s top international law firms - has established their East African regional office in Kigali in order to support international investors and institutions in the development of capital markets and finance.
CcHub is one the most powerful technology hubs in Africa, with its headquarters in Nigeria, IHUB as a subsidiary in Nairobi and CcHUB Design Lab in Kigali. With the assistance of Rwanda Finance Ltd., CcHub is exploring innovative solutions through the new framework of the Kigali Financial Center to fund innovative companies, enterprises and projects using the conducive, attractive and innovative framework of the capital market.
Nick BarigyeChief Executive Officer
Antonny Mukulu NshimyeChief Legal Officer/Company Secretary
Ntoudi MouyeloStrategic Advisor
Adelit NsabimanaTechnical Advisor
Hortense MudengeChief Operations Officer
Olivia RubagumyaChief Marketing Officer
Shaduri UmutoniwaseCommunications & Marketing Manager
Charlotte UwaseExecutive Assistant
Gwladys WatrinInvestor Relations - North Africa & Europe
Lise ArakazaInvestor Relations - UK & Europe
Michelle UmurungiSenior Strategy & Policy Analyst
Jackson RugambwaTax Policy Analyst
Jean Baptiste SandeChief Financial Officer
Hortence UmulisaHR & Administration Manager
Jean Marie KananuraInvestor Relations - West & Central Africa
Brice RukirandeIT Manager
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