Conference Speakers

Clare Akamanzi

CEO, Rwanda Development Board & Cabinet Member

Grace Machel

Ms. Clare Akamanzi is an International Trade and Investment Lawyer, who is  currently the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board and a Cabinet Member. She  has served the Government of Rwanda in several senior positions for the last 15  years. 

Ms. Akamanzi is a Harvard Kennedy School MPA alum, and also holds an LLM  (International Trade and Investment) from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.  

She was a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and was named one  of Africa’s Top 50 Powerful Women by Forbes in 2020. In early 2020, Ms. Akamanzi  was appointed as a Founding Board Member of the World Health Organization  Foundation (WHO-F). She was also recently appointed as an advisory board  member of the Global Innovation Index (GII).