Hon. François KANIMBA
Minister of Trade and Industry, Government of Rwanda
Mr. Kanimba was appointed Minister of Trade and Industry of Rwanda on 10th May 2011, and has since been working on developing new strategies to expand the export bas of the country to reverse the growing trade deficit. Before joing theMinistry of Trade and Industry, Mr. Kanimba had a long career as a banker where he has been serving as the Governor of the Central Bank of Rwanda and World Bank Principal Economist (1995-2000), coordinating the World Bank operations in Rwanda in the areas of Macroeconomic Management and Private Sector Development. Mr. Kanimba graduated as an Engineer in Statistics and Economics from the European Centre for Training Economists Statisticians for Developing Countries (Paris 1983).