Panoramic view of Kagali, Rwanda, 2019.
Pudence Rubingisa

Pudence Rubingisa was elected Mayor of Kigali in August 2019 for a renewable five-year term. Upon his election, Rubingisa pledged to protect ecology in the long term, promote affordable housing, meet environmental challenges, build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialisation that encourages innovation, transform Kigali into a “smart city”, promote economic and social progress, and assume the obligations of succession. Throughout his professional career, Rubingisa has been involved in academics and the field of finance. He was Deputy Vice-Chancellor in charge of administration and finance at the University of Rwanda, Vice-Rector in charge of financial administration at the Higher Institute of Agriculture and Animal Production, and Director of the Public Investment Technical Team at the Ministry of Finance. Before being elected Mayor of Kigali, he was Managing Director of Intare Investments Ltd. He has been, and will remain, a member of several Boards of Directors at National and Regional levels. Rubingisa holds a master’s degree in Finance from the Université Saint-Louis, Belgium, and a postgraduate diploma in public procurement from the International Law Institute.