Beatrice Gakuba

Beatrice Gakuba


After a 20, year career in poverty alleviation and integrated development with various United Nations Agencies and other Development organizations, Ms. Gakuba returned to her native Rwanda in 2004.

She then started one of Rwanda’s most thriving businesses in horticulture and has been hailed by international leaders as an example of the potential success of entrepreneurship in economically revitalizing economies in African countries.

In 2005 She was appointed Chairperson of the board of Rwanda Air making her the first African female to chair the board of a national airline.

Beatrice Gakuba is Food security and Nutrition Expert, Senior Content Adviser in Agribusiness, Social innovator, and a seasoned entrepreneur. She is very passionate about issues related to women in Agribusiness and economic empowerment.

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