H.E. Ambassador Claver Gatete

Ambassador Gatete currently serves as the Minister of Infrastructure in the Rwandan cabinet.

Prior to his appointment in April 2018, he served as Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. He has previously served as the Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda and as Rwanda's ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Iceland from November 2005 to December 2009.

Ambassador Gatete also worked in Canada as an economist between 1991 and 1997, and then worked as the national economist with the United Nations Development Programme in Rwanda until 2000.

In October 2001, Gatete joined the office of the president as the president's personal representative to NEPAD's Steering Committee. He concurrently served as the Coordinator of the National African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) and as a Member of the NEPAD's African Partnership Forum (APF), until November 2003. For a period of two years, from November 2003 until November 2005, he served as Secretary General and Secretary to the Treasury, in the Finance and Economic Planning Ministry.

“Today, we are here primarily to discuss Integrate Africa, to bring down the tariff and non-tariff barriers that have marginalized and impoverished so many economies and prevented us from capitalizing on our physical and human capital resource base” – Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President

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