Edouard Ngirente

Edouard Ngirente

Edouard Ngirente
 
11th Prime Minister of Rwanda
Incumbent
Assumed office
30 August 2017
President Paul Kagame
Preceded by Anastase Murekezi
 
Personal details
Born 1973 (age 43–44)
Political party Social Democratic Party
Education National University of Rwanda
(BA)
French Catholic University of
Louvain (MA, DPhil)
President Paul Kagame on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 appointed Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister.

Ngirente, was sworn shortly after his appointment.

He is the 6th Prime minister since post Genocide Rwanda.

While Ngirente had worked with and for government before, immediately after his appointment, many Rwandans were wondering who he is and what his background is like.

Prior to his appointment as Prime Minister, Ngirente was working with the World Bank Group in Washington D.C.

He joined the World Bank six years ago as an Advisor to the Executive Director in charge of 20 African countries. He was promoted to senior advisor this year.

Before joining the World Bank, he worked in a couple of senior positions with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

President Kagame interacts with PM Edouard Ngirente at Umwiherero 2018.
President Kagame interacts with PM Edouard Ngirente at Umwiherero 2018.

Ngirente holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium.

He also has two post-graduate degrees. One in Financial Risk Management from Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis of Brussels and another in Agriculture Economics from UCL. He completed his undergraduate at the National University of Rwanda (now University of Rwanda) where he later worked as a faculty member.

Ngirente, who is married with two children, was born in Gakenke district of the Northern Province. He did his elementary and high school in the Northern Province as well.

The Office of the Prime Minister has the general responsibility of coordinating government action and monitoring the implementation of Government policies and programmes.

Specifically, the Office of the Prime Minister is responsible for coordinating the national policies and development programmes, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of national policies and programs; as well as overseeing the functioning of Government’s institutions.

Background and education

Edouard Ngirente was born in Rwanda in 1973. He studied at the National University of Rwanda, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics. He followed that with a master’s degree in economics from the same institution. He also holds a PhD in economics awarded by the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.

Career

He lectured at the National University of Rwanda until 2010. He was then appointed director-general in charge of planning at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. He was promoted to senior advisor in the same ministry within a year. On 30 March 2011, Cabinet granted him indefinite leave to take up an appointment as senior advisor to the executive director of the World Bank in Washington. He was named Prime Minister on 30 August 2017
From Wikipedia and .newtimes.co.rw

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