Andrew Rugege

CEO, MTN Rwanda

Membership:  Class of 2010 (Uwepo)

Andrew Rugege, a veteran of 24 years in the Information Technology field is currently the Chief Operating Officer of MTN Rwanda. Responsible for company revenues and subscriber growth, he also has Marketing, Customer Care, Sales and Distribution, Data Services and Interconnect portfolios under his watch. MTN Rwanda is part of the 21 operations of the MTN Group in Africa and Middle-East.

Prior to MTN, Andrew held other leadership positions including CEO of Artel Communications, a VSAT-based Rural Telecommunications services provider also in Rwanda, Director of International Business Development at ABSinteractive in Washington D.C. and Global IT Services Coordinator for the United Bible Societies, Reading, England.

Andrew believes that through public/ private partnerships, MTN can lead other service providers in Africa and Middle-East to reach areas not yet explored with affordable and sustainable telecommunications and other ICT solutions.

Andrew is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Office of Public Transport. He is also the immediate past Chairman of both the Board of Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and the Rwanda ICT Association. Andrew’s formal training is in Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science & Business Administration, for which he holds Masters Degrees from the Universities of Aberdeen in Scotland and Marist College in New York respectively.

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