Hailing from the United States of America (USA),Bobby Pittman, was appointed the Board Chairman of BRD on 1st July 2020.
Discussions with Kagame were also attended by the CEO of BRD, Kampeta Sayinzoga; the Minister of State in Charge of National Treasury at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN), Richard Tusabe and Urujeni Feza Bakuramutsa, the Director of Cabinet in the President’s Office.
Pittman is also the Managing Partner at Kapunda Capital, a platform to create, capitalize and scale pan-African companies. He was previously the Vice President of Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration at the African Development Bank (AfDB). The Africa Fund Manager magazine named Pittman to its inaugural ‘Power 50’ list of industry leaders who are shaping investment trends in Africa.
Following his appointment, Pittman reiterated commitment to drive BRD to the next level.
“I am incredibly proud of BRD’s accomplishments over the past 53 years of its existence especially the recent half century. BRD has indeed established itself in the marketplace as an efficient development finance institution. I am confident that the Team’s leadership will continue to grow and expand the impact and we look forward to leveraging our strategic networks of Stakeholders, who – along with our Team – are all united in the desire to successfully steer the Bank to make an even greater contribution to Rwanda’s socio-economic development. I also look forward to working closely with the BRD Executive Committee as well as our experienced and dedicated Staff,” he said.
BRD Plc. has been a key part of Rwanda’s development since its establishment in 1967 and is Rwanda’s only Development Finance Institution (DFI).