He replaces Emmanuel Hategeka recently assigned to represent Rwanda in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame that convened on 15th July 2019.
Prior to his appointment by President Paul Kagame as Deputy RDB CEO, Niyonkuru worked at the institution as a strategy expert.
Louise Kanyonga who served as the Acting Deputy RDB CEO has been appointed Chief Strategy & Compliance Officer.
The latter previously headed the Strategic and Competitiveness Department at RDB.
Prior to joining RDB, Niyonkuru worked as a Country Representative for the USAID East Africa Trade & Investment Hub. He holds a Master of Science in Finance (Economic Policy) from the SOAS University of London.