(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)
The new Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations, Valentine Rugwabiza, presented her credentials to United Nations Secretary‑General Ban Ki‑moon today.
Ms. Rugwabiza, who until her new appointment had served as Minister for East African Community since 2014, remains a member of Cabinet of the Government of Rwanda.
From 2013 to 2014, she was Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board and Member of Cabinet. Between 2005 and 2013, Ms. Rugwabiza held the position of Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Prior to that, she was the Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office in Geneva and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Switzerland.
Ms. Rugwabiza holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the National University of Zaire. Born on 25 July 1963, she is married.