Management

Albert K. Sigei
Chief Executive  Officer

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 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 Read more

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.

Paul Nkusi
Human Resource Manager

Having worked in the public sector with the National Capacity Building secretariat, Supreme Court of Rwanda, Bank of Rwanda and now the private sector with CIMERWA, Paul comes with multifaceted perspectives on people management.

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Paul has helped CIMERWA develop a people first culture that enables better output for the organization as a whole. Paul is a graduate of Makerere University.

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Victoire Joyeuse  Umukunzi
Company Secretary

Victoire has been fully assuming the role of Company Secretary since July 2017. She completed her training for Company Secretary at PPC Zimbabwe and participated in various training programs on corporate governance.Read more

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Rwanda (UR) and is currently undertaking a Master’s in Business Law at the same institution. Victoire has received several leadership awards, including the Certificate of Merit for her role as the Minister in Charge of Gender at UR. Victoire is fluent in English, French, and Kinyarwanda.

John Bugunya
Chief Finance Officer

Formally 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 in Business Finance Management and Planning.Read more

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

Karl Willem Heese
The General Manager

With over 26 years of professional experience in Engineering, leadership and management, Karl Willem Heese joined CIMERWA in 2016 as the General Manager;From PPC Cement Plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa where he had served at the same position since November 2013.Read more

With such an international experience and expertise in the field of Engineering, cement manufacturing and exemplary leadership, he has been at the center of success of CIMERWA where he is charged with operations execution strategies that has transformed the entire plant tremendously in terms of production and operation efficiency.

Prior to joining PPC, he occupied various managerial positions in manufacturing plants.

Karl has both a Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Johannesburg and University of Stellenbosch, South Africa respectively. Over the course of his professional career, he has been able to acquire other internationally recognized certifications in the field of Engineering such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) and Professional Engineer (Pr Eng) all of which earns him a professional reputation and highly qualified executive manager in the field.

He is fluent in English, Afrikaans and German languages.

Juvenal Rutaganda
Strategic Initiatives Manager

Juvenal has a bachelor degree in Materials Sciences and Engineering, which is a specialization in cement Technology, from Shanghai TONGJI university in the People’s Republic of China.Read more

He joined CIMERWA in October 1989 and has worked for the company in various positions, starting as an assistant Engineer and progressing through different mid-level managerial positions before being named Operations Manager in 2007. He is fluent in English, Chinese, French, Swahili and Kinyarwanda.

Revocat Munyazikwiye Mbuguje
Legal Manager

Revocat is our in-house legal guru. He has been the Legal Manager of CIMERWA Ltd since 2008. He has a Bachelor Degree in Law from the National University of Rwanda. Revocat speaks English,French, Kinyarwanda, Swahili and Lingala.