Governance of the National Bank of Rwanda


  Deputy Governor, National Bank of Rwanda


Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Rwanda

Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa is Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda, formerly Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of State for Economic Planning, and currently chairs the Board of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda. Monique holds a PhD in Economics, a Doctorate of Commerce, honoris causa and a Cum Laude Masters in Economics from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She is a Fellow of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Executive Education in Public Financial Management, a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa and the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), and a member of the African Leaders Network.  

Beside academic and professional life, Dr Nsanzabaganwa works actively to contribute to good society. She is 1st Vice Chairperson of Unity Club, a non-government organization composed of former and current cabinet members and spouses, whose common goal is to promote unity as a foundation of Rwanda’s sustainable development. She is also a member of the African Advisory Council of Women’s World Banking, a global nonprofit organization that promotes banking solutions for low-income women. Monique is a founding member of New Faces New Voices Rwanda Chapter for which she is the Chairperson. Founded by Graça Machel, NFNV is a Pan-African movement that aims at empowering women in finance. As her ALI/AGLN leadership project, she co-founded Friend Indeed, a nonprofit organization that empowers single mothers (Abagaciro) and their children to regain dignity and harness their economic worth.