George W. Rubagumya

Mr. Rubagumya has more than 35 years of international business and legal practice in the United States of America and Africa advising government and private sector leaders in the design and execution of legal and economic policy reforms to drive private sector-led sustainable economic development. He has extensive experience in building public-private partnerships to develop and implement integrated economic development programs; promotion and facilitation of international investments in infrastructure, natural resources, energy, oil and gas, utilities, financial services, capital markets and Information Technology.

Mr. Rubagumya serves as the Managing Director of Synergy Capital Africa’s Country Business in Rwanda and Board Member of Synergy Capital Africa’s Country Business in Nigeria.  He has led the promotion and development of Africa’s Capital Markets, focusing on the promotion of Asset-Backed Securities (“ABS”); Municipal Development Bonds; REITS’ Green Bonds and Carbon Credits as the sustainable mechanism for financing Africa’s industrialization and sustainable development. He also serves as the Managing Partner of Orango Green Ventures, a Pan African Business Development Organization  that promotes Intra-African Investment and Trade within the AfCFTA.

From February, 2022 he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BPR Bank Rwanda PLC (“BPR Bank”), the second largest bank in Rwanda and a Subsidiary Member Bank of the KCB Group, the East African Region’s largest Banking Group. He serves on  A Pan African Conservation Trust (“A-PACT”) that was created by African and International Conservation Organizations in July 2022 to spearhead the mobilization of resources to conserve and sustainably develop Africa’s Natural Capital and Protected Areas.

Mr. Rubagumya previously served as the first Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority (“UIA”) from 1992 to 1997, which was created to be the “One Stop Centre” for promotion and facilitation of investment in Uganda, where he lead the design and implementation of the UIA’s operating procedures used to identify, attract and facilitate local and foreign investment in Uganda; and he served on the Presidential Economic Commission, a policy formulation entity in the Office of the President of Uganda that was used to facilitate development of harmonized policies that underpinned legal and regulatory reforms the country implemented.

Mr. Rubagumya has practiced law in the United States of and in Africa; he holds Advanced Diploma in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law, the Hague (1983); LLM in International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, London (1983); Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska (1981); and Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Finance from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln (1979). He is an Inactive Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and a member of the Rwanda Bar Association.