Andela Rwanda will now be under the stewardship of the new Country Director, Clément Uwajeneza. He will be tasked with providing strategic leadership and direction to the Kigali wing of Andela, the pan-African engineering team on a mission of training skilled software developers and matching them with the market demands.
Uwajeneza came into Andela Rwanda, coming from a successful career in the ICT sector spanning more than a decade within the country. He has been a key part of developer teams in Rwanda that have been developing digital solutions and products that have transformed the lives of Rwandans; solutions and products that register monthly users in millions. He has been instrumental in the formulation of policies and agenda for the ICT ecosystem and national ICT policies in the country.
He was also among the experts who have worked hand-in-hand with the government of Rwanda to transform the country into the 21st-century tech innovators it strives to become. For instance, back in 2014, Uwajeneza founded Irembo, an e-government system that serves over 15,000 Rwandans daily.
In recent times, Uwajeneza has served as the Experience Community Lead of umva.ai, a program that is building tools for natural human-computer interfaces for the Kinyarwanda speakers. He is also the Chairman of the Rwanda Chamber of ICT.
“Clement joins Andela with a strong track record as a business leader and contributor to Rwanda’s ICT sector, as well an ability to effectively engage a range of stakeholders. This will be essential in driving Andela’s growth in the region,” said Seni Sulyman, the VP of Andela Global Operations. “We are very excited to have Clement lead our first pan-African hub.”
The Kigali hub is the fourth Andela hub across Africa, others are in Lagos, Nairobi, and Kampala.