Board of directors

Regis A. Rugemanshuro
Board Chairman

Director General of the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB). Prior to that he was the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at the Bank of Kigali Plc, leading the digital transformation of the bank.Read more

Before that, Mr. Rugemanshuro was the first Chief Executive Officer of BK TecHouse Ltd, the Tech subsidiary of Bank of Kigali Group Plc where his work in the two years he spent there earned him the 2018 All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) as Finalist for East Africa Innovator of the Year. Under his leadership, BK TecHouse was voted and awarded the 2017 Best Technology Company in Rwanda by the Smart Service Awards. Prior to joining BK Group Plc, Mr. Rugemanshuro spent his career in the United States consulting for the global Tech giants such as Hewlett Packard (HP) as a Program Manager and later with Accenture PLC in Seattle, Washington. During his time there, his main clients included Microsoft and T-Mobile.
His area of focus is at the intersection of Business and Technology; his expertise is in helping organizations realize the promise of the digital revolution via adoption of modern engineering platforms and practices. He is a servant leader known for his high energy and contagious passion to solving complex problems.
He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Global Project Management Institute (PMI) as well as a Certified SAFE Program Consultant (SPC4) by the Global Scaled Agile Academy. He has a bachelor’s degree in science information technologies and an MBA in Management both from Misericordia University in Pennsylvania.

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Mokate George Ramafoko
Board Member

Mokate Ramafoko is the Managing Director of the International Division at PPC Ltd. He assumed this role in August 2017 after his tenure as Executive Director Read more

of the International Division since March 2016.

In his current role; Ramafoko oversees and provides strategic direction to all the various international businesses that PPC has majority shares in namely; PPC Zimbabwe, CIMERWA Ltd in Rwanda, PPC Barnet in DRC and HABESHA CEMENT SHARE COMPANY in Ethiopia; both as an executive manager of the respective country cement operations and as a mentor to all the countryheads.
Mokate, an engineer by profession comes with over 23 years of experience and expertise in cement manufacturing, quality assurance and cement process optimization. He has held various positions within the PPC group as well as Holcim (now Afrisam) and across various divisions.
He has amassed extensive knowledge in overseeing and managing large, complex, multi-million dollar operations where he has been instrumental in driving business growth. Most recently, Mokate was actively involved in driving and guiding the CIMERWA and Zimbabwe businesses to realise an improvement in their processes and ultimately driving an overall cost reduction of 6%; subsequently improving their operational and business efficiencies.
Over and above his professional expertise; Mokate is passionate about business development and strategy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a BSc (Hons) in Metallurgy.

Florida Kabasinga
Board Member

Florida Kabasinga is the Founder and Managing Partner of Certa Law Chambers, one of Rwanda’s leading Law Firms. After almost a decade practicing on the internationalRead more

legal circuit with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda as a Case Manager, Assistant Appeals Counsel and Appeals Counsel. Florida returned to Rwanda where she occupied different positions from 2012.

In 2016, Florida established Certa Law which primarily represents banks and commercial clients. She sits on the Board of Guaranty Trust Bank. Florida leads Certa’s strategic vision and heads its Alternative Dispute Resolution practice (mediation & arbitration). She is an expert in labor matters and is a prolific litigator, mediator and arbitrator in different aspects of legal practice in Rwanda. She has appeared as an expert witness in different national jurisdictions and lectures in law at different universities.

Florida holds a Master of Laws degree (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA and a Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association, the East African Law Society, the American Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Kigali Arbitration Center and is a court appointed mediator.

Anita D. Umuhire
Board Member

Anita D. Umuhire is a dynamic Chartered Accountant with over 14 years’ experience in Finance gained in various sectors: banking, audit, not-for-profit and the FMCG Read more

(Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) industry; spanning markets such as South Africa, Rwanda and Kenya.

She is a member in good standing with both the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda. She holds an MBA in Leadership and Sustainability from the University of Cumbria, Robert Kennedy College and is currently pursuing CFA level II. She is currently the Deputy Managing Director of Inyange Industries and its subsidiaries.

Chrissie Moloseni
Vice Chairperson

Mrs. Chrissie Moloseni is a result oriented professional with high business acumen and hands on experience with over 20 years progressive experience Read more

in Finance and Operations Management with track record of delivering performance.

Expertise in General Management, Strategic Planning,Accounting and Finance Management Budgeting and Forecasting, Cost and Performance Management, Corporate Finance and Investment Analysis.

Albert K. Sigei
Board Member

Albert K. Sigei joined CIMERWA PPC as Chief Executive Officer on 06th January 2020. He comes as an experienced executive with more than 18 years’ experience Read more

in the cement industry. He has lived and worked in varied  cross-cultural geographies including Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, UK and Malawi. With a sterling work pedigree in Business Development, Business Management and Change Management, he has a keen eye for business and a sharp mind for decisions. Just the right attributes for a captain of the ship.

Albert’s multi-disciplinary background including Engineering, Finance, IT, Risk Management and leadership set the stage for his 18 year old career in the durables sector. He has a first class honors Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi, is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and graduated from various executive courses offered by Ivy league Business Schools – INSEAD, London Business School, HEC Paris and The Ivey Business School at Western University.

He is passionate about Africa hence his unwavering focus on the importance of alignment between business purpose and societal needs.

Sternford Moyo
Board Member

Sternford Moyo has been a lawyer for about 40 years. He is the Senior Partner of Scanlen and Holderness, one of the largest law firms in Zimbabwe established in 1894.Read more

It is ranked in band one by Chambers Directory. Mr Moyo is individually ranked in band one by the same directory.

He specialises in commercial law, corporate law and mining law. Mr Moyo is a former President of the Law Society of Zimbabwe and the Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association. Presently, he is the President of the International Bar Association. He is the first African lawyer to be elected to that position in the 74 years of the association.

During his many years in practice as a lawyer, he has acted as a director of a number of companies. He is a former director and chairperson of Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe Limited, a member of the Standard Bank Group which is one of the leading commercial banks in Zimbabwe. He is, furthermore, a former chairperson of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited, one of the leading bottling companies in Zimbabwe.

Presently, he is the chairperson of Delta Corporation Limited, one of the largest Zimbabwean companies listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. He is, furthermore, a director of Padenga Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange which has interests in crocodiles and mining, PPC Zimbabwe Limited, the leading cement company in Zimbabwe and Alpha Media Holdings Limited, the largest independent media company in Zimbabwe.

Eunice Nyala
Board Member

With over 25 years of commercial and leadership experience in financial services, mainly retail banking and card merchant services with full P&L responsibilities, Read more

Eunice has Notable expertise in commercial strategy, business building and expansion through acquisitions and organic growth in highly regulated multinational companies Absa Bank Kenya Ltd (formerly Barclays Bank Kenya), Barclays Head Office London, UK and she also held a regional job in Barclaycard International with responsibility in 32 countries in Africa.

She has Sector expertise in commercial risk & security having worked at executive levels for G4S Kenya, an international integrated security solutions provider with presence in over 120 countries, second largest employer globally with PBITA of approximately £427M.

Nyirimihigo J.M Vianney
Board Member

Mr. Nyrimihigo is a career banker with over 30 years’ experience in project financing. He previously worked with the Central Bank of Burundi and later was Director General Read more

of Rwanda Development Bank and Director General of the African Guarantee Fund in Niger.

He is now in private business as a real estate developer and is a Board member of Rwanda Investment Group.

Mr. Nyirimihigo is a graduate of Nairobi University and has a post graduate diploma in Banking from CNAM University of France.

John Bugunya
Board Member

Formerly with Bank of Kigali as Chief Finance Officer for over 4 years and on to Prime Insurance as CEO, John comes with a wealth of knowledge Read more

in Business Finance Management and Planning. An avid numbers gentleman who had a broad understanding of business leads our Finance Division as the Chief Finance Officer.

Edouard Okaro
Board Member

Edward is the Managing Director of Tendo Consulting SA (Pty) Ltd. Prior to that he was a partner at Ernst & Young Advisory Services in South Africa Read more

where he serviced in various capacities over a 26 year period. A holder of CA(SA), CPA(K), MBA ( Manchester University) and Bcomm ( UON), Edward’s core competencies revolve around: financial management and reporting, risk management and control transformation. He also serves in boards and audit committees of other organisations in East and South Africa across private and as well as public sector