John Rwangombwa

Governor, National Bank of Rwanda (NBR)

Mr. John Rwangombwa was appointed Central Bank Governor on the 25th February 2013. His career started in Rwanda Revenue Authority where he grew through ranks to the Deputy Commissioner of Customs for Operations. He then joined the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in 2002 as the Director of the National Treasury Department. Having served as the Ministry’s first Accountant General in 2005, Mr. Rwangombwa was appointed Permanent Secretary and Secretary to the Treasury in the same year and in 2009 he became the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. In 2012, he was voted Sub-Saharan Africa Finance Minister of the year by Emerging Markets Magazine. At that time, he oversaw the elaboration and implementation of Rwanda’s 1st Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS I), under which Rwanda’s economy was able to achieve high growth at an average of 8% and poverty was reduced by 12% in 5 years from 2006-2011. Mr. Rwangombwa has been able to maintain the stability of the Rwandan Economy and its Financial Sector. Mr. Rwangombwa serves member of various advisory bodies including the Presidential Advisory Council and World Economic Forum on Global Agenda Council.