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Gilbert Rukundo

Head of Finance for Growth and Jobs

Mr. Gilbert is serving as the Head of Finance for Growth and Jobs pillar at AFR since February 2022. He is responsible for leading AFR’s program development and implementation in finance for growth; ensuring that a comprehensive portfolio of impactful projects is developed and implemented to high standards. This includes leading the development of SME and Agribusiness financing strategies as well as capital markets development.

He has over 13 years of experience in the banking sector having serviced in various capacities in different financial institutions including leadership positions in SME and Corporate Banking. Prior to joining AFR, Gilbert worked as the Head of Business Banking at Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc. He also occupied the positions of Relationship Manager – Corporate Banking, Head of SME Banking, and Head of Corporate Banking in Guaranty Trust Bank (Rwanda) Plc.

He holds a Master of Business Administration (with distinction) from Cardiff Metropolitan University and is currently pursuing a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) professional course.

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