Crystal Telecom, the first local private company to list on the Rwandan Stock Exchange, has appointed Iza Irame as CEO following the departure of Vincent Gatete.
Crystal Telecom is a special purpose vehicle that owns 20% of MTN Rwanda.
Iza Irame is the Chief Corporate Officer of Crystal Ventures Ltd since May 2016. Prior to joining CVL, Iza was Chief Executive Officer of African Alliance Rwanda for four years.
During her tenure she led diverse corporate finance transactions in the Rwandan Market and has been instrumental in growing the local Capital Market industry. She was the first chairperson of the Rwanda Stockbrokers Association.
Iza holds a Business Administration degree specializing in Finance from the Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST). She is an Affiliate of the UK Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).
Iza has more than 10 years senior management experience both in private and public sector. Prior to joining African Alliance, Iza was Group Finance Manager at Horizon Group. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director on various boards including the Rwanda Stock Exchange, African Alliance Rwanda, Zigama CSS and Rwanda Teaching University Hospitals.
"Crystal Telecom set a precedence for companies in the private sector to seek funding from the capital markets and investors gained from two dividend payouts within 12 months of listing" said James Gatera, Chairman of Crystal Telecom.
He continued, "We thank Vincent for the good work he has done during his time at Crystal Telecom. We also welcome Iza who will continue to serve the company diligently given her vast experience."