The vice governor National Bank of Rwanda (BNR), Dr Monique Nsanzabaganwa has received a honorary doctorate in business from a South Africa-based Stellenbosch University for her contribution to Rwanda’s development in a ceremony held on 17th March in South Africa.
Dr Nsanzabaganwa attended Stellenbosch University where she obtained a Master’s degree in Economics in 2002 and later a PhD in 2012.
She has been working with BNR since May 2011, after serving as the Minister of Trade and Industry from 2008. Prior to 2008 she had served as the State Minister in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning since 2003.
Several reforms in business laws were enacted during her time as the Minister of Trade and Industry which saw Rwanda becoming the best reformer in the 2010 World Bank Doing Business.
Dr Nsanzabaganwa is the Chairperson of National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda Board. She also represents the African Consultative Council in Women’s World Banking.
Dr Nsanzabaganwa is the representative New Faces New Voices chapter in Rwanda which strives to facilitate women access financial services and first vice president of Unity Club.