Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana was appointed Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning on April 7, 2018. He was previously the Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN). Before joining the MINECOFIN, Dr. Ndagijimana was the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Republic of Rwanda from May 2011to July 2014. Dr. Ndagijimana served at 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. Uzziel Ndagijimana is an Economist, holding a PhD in Economics (1998) and a MSc. Economics, with specialization in International Trade. 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 of the Government of Rwanda from 2002. He is author of papers in national and international journals. Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana also served in various Boards of Directors and Councils, including the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Rwanda and the Board of Directors of National University of Rwanda. He also served as Chairman of Economic Advisory Council of the President of the Republic of Rwanda.