Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana is the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning in Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) and has been since April 2018. He served as Minister of State in Charge of Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) from July 2014 up to April 2018 before his appointment as full Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.
Before joining the MINECOFIN, Dr. Ndagijimana was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda from May 2011 to July 2014. He also served in different leadership positions as the Vice Rector of the National University of Rwanda from (2007-2011) and as the Rector of School of Finance and Banking in Kigali, Rwanda (2002-2007).
Dr. Ndagijimana is an Economist, holding a PhD in Economics (1998) from the University of Warsaw and a MSc. Economics, with specialization in International Trade from Warsaw School of Economics (1992). He started his career as a Lecturer at the National University of Rwanda in 1999, Faculty of Economics, Social Sciences, and Management, before he moved to leadership positions in the Government of Rwanda from 2002. He is an author of papers in national and international journals. He speaks Kinyarwanda, French, English, Swahili, Polish, and basic Portuguese.
Dr. Ndagijimana has also served on various Boards and Councils, including:
Board of Directors of the National Bank of Rwanda
Board of Directors of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda
Board of Directors of the Student Financing Agency for Rwanda
Board of Directors of School of Finance and Banking
Board of Directors of National University of Rwanda
Chairman of Economic Advisory Council of the President of the Republic of Rwanda
Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Inter-University Council for East Africa