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Karitanyi takes over as RMB CEO

By IGIHE
On 15 September 2021 at 11:27

The outgoing CEO of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB), Francis Gatare has handed over duties to his successor Amb. Yamina Karitanyi appointed during recent cabinet reshuffle of 31st August 2021.

In a message released via Twitter handle yesterday, RMB revealed that the new CEO pledged to work hard in collaboration with her colleagues to take the institution to greater heights.

“Earlier today: The outgoing CEO Francis Gatare officially handed over to the new CEO Amb. Yamina Karitanyi. The new CEO pledged to work hard alongside the team to continue the journey of transforming mining, petroleum and gas resources into key drivers of Rwanda’s growth,’’ reads the tweet.

President Paul Kagame appointed Amb. Yamina Karitanyi as the new Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB) on Tuesday, August 31 replacing Gatare who has been the CEO since the establishment of RMB in 2017.

The communiqué from the Office of the Prime Minister released at the time also read that the outgoing CEO, Gatare was named senior economic advisor to the President of the Republic.

This is not the first time Gatare is named senior presidential aide. He previously worked as the Principle Private Secretary to the President.

Before her appointment, Karitanyi served as Rwanda’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, a position that will be occupied by Johnston Busingye, who has been serving as the Minister of Justice.

Amb. Karitanyi (left) receiving a handover report from the outgoing CEO on Tuesday 14th August 2021.

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