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. Before that, Mr. Rugemanshuro was the first Chief Executive Officer of BK TecHouse Ltd, the Tech subsidiary of Bank of Kigali Group Plc where Read more

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

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

NYIRIMIHIGO J.M VIANNEY

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

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.

Mokate George Ramafoko

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 of the International Division since March 2016.

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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.

Christian Rugeri

Christian Rugeri
Board Member

Mr. Rugeri Nkusi Christian a board member holds a master degree in business law. He serves as Treasury Counsel in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.Read more

Before he joined the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in 2011, he served as Legal Specialist in the Pubic Investments and External Finance bureau. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Ultimate Concept Limited. He is currently a member of the Governing Council of the African Legal Support Facility and the Discipline Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda.

Phindokuhle Mohlala
Board Member

Ms. Phindokuhle Mohlala is the Human Resource Executive at PPC Ltd. She is vastly experienced in Human Ressources Management spanning over two decades. She previously worked at ABB and Schneider Electric before joining PPC Ltd. in 2017.Read more

She has delivered a number of initiatives in her role such as; embedding high performance culture, building talent and a healthy succession for key roles, streamline and centralize payroll for various organizations, establish employee data credibility just to mention a few.

Kristell Holtzhausen
Board Member

Kristell is a seasoned Company Secretary with a wealth of experience spanning two decades in various industries in the listed environment, including Financial and Insurance, Construction, Commodity Trading, Manufacturing and Government.Read more

  The main focus was overseeing portfolios related to corporate governance, legal compliance, risk monitoring and sustainability.

She joined Nedcor Investment Bank Limited in 2000 as a company secretarial administrator and joined Murray and Roberts Limited as an assistant company secretary in 2006.  Kristell subsequently joined Robben Island Museum as Company Secretary where she was exposed to the public sector and PFMA.  She was appointed as Group Company Secretary at Insimbi Refractory and Alloys Supplies in June 2010.  During her tenure as Group Company Secretary at Insimibi, Kristell was integrally involved in material M&A activity undertaken by the Insimbi Group and responsible for transferring the Insimbi Group from the AltX to the main listings board of the JSE.

She implemented various new systems and process, to ensure that the companies under her oversight are being governed under an approved governance framework.

Kristell was appointed to serve as a director on the board of CIMERWA, and prior to that appointment, she served on various other boards of trustees and during that time she contributed significantly to the development of strategies and policies relating to the core business of the trusts.

Kristell, is a member of the Institute of Directors of South Africa as well as Chartered Secretary South Africa.  Her passion for transferring skills has been tried and tested at the University of Cape Town where she lectured to a group of Chartered Secretaries South Africa board students.