The list has been released by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) via social media platforms where Mushikiwabo is among 15 namers that have been announced.
Other namers on this year’s list include Rwandan international referee, Salima Mukansanga; fashion designer and founder of Moshions, Moses Turahirwa and others from across the world including celebrities in football, music, film industry and renowned conservationists among others.
Mushikiwabo was elected as the head of the world community of French-speaking countries during the 17th Summit of Heads of State from Francophonie held in Erevan, Armenia in October 2018.
Following her election, Mushikiwabo took office in January 2019.
She recently confirmed that she is a candidate for the second term where she might lead the organization for four more years, once re-elected.
The organization comprises 88 member states and governments; of these, 54 states and governments are full members, 7 are associate members and 27 are observers.
Born on 22nd May 1961, Mushikiwabo is the fourth Secretary-General of OIF.
Prior to the post, Mushikiwabo held different duties in the Government of Rwanda where she served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs (2009-2018), government spokesperson and Minister of Information.
She holds a master’s degree in Languages and Interpretation from the University of Delaware in the United States of America (USA).