This week we bring to you the energetic, vibrant and success driven Leader and mover, Her Excellency Yamina Karitanyi. She has emerged Africa Public Sector magazine’s “CEO of the Week” for the Month ending September 26th -Ist of October, 2022 rankings.
Yamina Kantanyi is the High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda to the United Kingdom, and non-resident Ambassador to Ireland since September 2015. She has a widespread track record of success and milestones to her name. Prior to her posting in London, Ambassador Karitanyi was at the helm of the Tourism and Conservation portfolios at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the Government agency mandated with fast-tracking the country’s economic development.
Ambassador Karitanyi holds a BSc in Business Studies and an MBA, and has held various senior positions over 10 years at GoodWorks International; a strategic consulting and advisory firm serving multinational corporations and governments. Ambassador Karitanyi has a proven track record in international business, operations management, business negotiations and diplomacy.
The highly-rated CEO of the Week is a weekly accreditation of Top performing CEOs of Public institutions, MDAs of African governments, following their achievements and portfolios amongst other criteria for the best in performances and developments.
- During her tenure as Head of Tourism and Conservation, the Department saw innovative new products enhanced in Tourism, including the re-integration of Lions in Akagera National Parks. Ambassador Karitanyi has also been High Commissioner for the Republic of Rwanda to the Republic of Kenya. During her tour of duty in this role, trade and diplomatic relations between Rwanda and Kenya were enhanced significantly.
- In 2012, she was appointed High Commissioner to Kenya and during her term, trade and diplomatic relations between the two countries were significantly enhanced. She has held various senior positions over 10 years including GoodWorks International, a consultancy that advises multinational corporations and governments in the USA and East Africa. She has also been a marketing analyst at Carrier Corporation. Ambassador Karitanyi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Studies from Buffalo State College, USA, and an MBA from Rochester Institute of Technology, USA. She is fluent in English, French, Kinyarwanda and Swahili.