Clare Akamanzi, Member of the Board
Clare Akamanzi is a Member of AfT Board. She is currently a Mason Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, pursuing MPA. Prior to this, she was the Chief Operating Officer of the Rwanda Development Board, which is in charge of coordinating the country’s economic development through investment promotion, export development, privatization and PPP negotiations, among others. During her tenure, RDB registered investments grew 4 times, while exports grew 2.5 times. She was the technical coordinator of Rwanda’s business climate which saw the country move from 158th to 32nd easiest place to do business globally. She was also appointed by Rwanda’s Cabinet to coordinate the National Customer Care Strategy and “ Noza Serivisi” campaign to improve service delivery, in line with the transition to a service based economy. Clare led Rwanda’s negotiating technical team that negotiated a Bilateral Investment Treaty with the United States, which was signed by President Kagame and President Bush. Her 11-year public service includes commercial diplomacy and trade negotiations in Geneva and London. She’s a Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum and was listed by Forbes as one of top 20 women driving Africa’s economic development.