Akamanzi graduated from Kagame’s school of leadership- Rwandans on Akamanzi’s new appointment

Akamanzi graduated from Kagame’s school of leadership- Rwandans on Akamanzi’s new appointment

Rwandans have expressed the heartfelt excitement for the newly-announced appointment of Rwanda’s Clare Akamanzi as the Chief Executive Officer of NBA Africa, succeeding  Victor Williams who had stepped down from the office for his other business’s interests.

Following William’s exit, the NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating officer, Mark Tatum lead the search for a new NBA Africa CEO and ultimately tapped Clare Akamanzi who owns credits of steering Rwanda’s development to some momentums, critically by drawing achievements from her recent service as the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

During Akamanzi’s tenure in RDB, the board implemented several business policies reforms and initiatives that led to significant investment and development for the country, including through partnerships with the BAL, Arsenal FC, Paris Saint-Germain FC, FC Bayern Munich and TIME Magazine, among others.

In particular, Rwandans can absolutely nod in agreement that- for example the Rwanda’s BK Arena executed different portfolios including hosting continental games, mega concerts and events- all brought by the RDB’s commitments in forging numerous deals with several partners. Not only that, the Akamanzi’s tenure recorded exponential growth of revenues generated from tourism sector.

With reviewing all these accomplishments and other personal prowess, NBA expressed faith in her ability to lead NBA Africa and to reciprocate her inspiring and dedicated leadership to the league’s business and basketball development across the continent.

“NBA Africa and the Basketball Africa League are well-positioned for continued growth, and under Clare’s leadership we believe these initiatives will transform economies, communities and lives across the continent” said the NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum.

In response, Rwandans were thrilled by the announcement based on their comments on the NBA Africa’s twitter account on the post announcing the appointment. They maximally conglutinated Akamanzi and wished her good endeavors in her new duties, and notably expressed that her accomplishments in Rwanda received guidance from good leadership of President Paul Kagame.

“We are immensely congratulating her on such huge triumph, which is not only for herself but also for Rwandans. We are supper proud of her.” Commented an X user on NBA Africa post.

Akamanzi will start her new position on January 23, 2024.

Elie Mutangana

Elie Mutangana

Elie Mutangana is a Rwandan journalist covering various topics including Politics, Social affairs and Business.

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