Tidjane Thiam chairs Rwanda Finance Board meeting

The Board of Directors of Rwanda Finance Limited (RFL) is to convene on the 3rd February to discuss the extensive progress made by RFL in establishing the Kigali International Financial Centre (KIFC), on the path to becoming the leading financial centre for international investment in Africa. The Board is chaired by highly influential figure Tidjane Thiam, the renowned Ivorian banker, who previously served as chief executive of British insurer Prudential and Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse.

The Board of Directors meeting will take place on 3rd February from 3pm - 6pm GMT, with an extensive agenda which includes progress of RFL to date, and plans for the official launch of KIFC, set to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to be held in Kigali in June 2021.

The Kigali International Financial Centre is a catalyst for pan-African investment, growth and development and the next phase of Rwanda’s journey into an international financial destination, attracting investors from across the globe.

Speaking prior to the meeting, Board Chair Tidjane Thiam said “the establishment of the Kigali International Finance Centre heralds the beginning of the modern future, one that will benefit all in Rwanda, all in Africa and all who invest there. As Chair of the Board, I am incredibly excited about what this opportunity presents for Rwanda, and for Africa more broadly. I look forward to plenty of fruitful discussions during the meeting”.

The CEO of Rwanda Finance, Nick Barigye, reiterated these sentiments noting that “the establishment of the Kigali International Financial Centre has brought together Rwanda’s best talents in the world of finance and investment, talents that bring renewed energy, teamwork and commitment to Rwanda and beyond. I am incredibly excited to lead this organisation, and am looking forward to meeting with the Board, who all bring extensive experience”.