Carpophore joined the AfDB’s West Africa Department in 2011 as Principal Country Economist. From 2003 to 2010, he was the Chief Executive Officer of a consulting firm in Rwanda, Development & Management Solutions (DMS). Prior to that, he was successively Commissioner of Rwanda Customs & Excise Department, Director General of Union of Peoples Banks of Rwanda, University of Rwanda Chief of Staff and Lecturer of International Trade; National Accounting and Economics of Development. In the past, Carpophore worked also during 5 years as Program Officer for UNDP/UNV in Niger, Central African Republic and Geneva. He holds a B.A in Economics from the University of Burundi, a Master in Development studies and a PhD in Political sciences (Concentration in Finances - Interest Rate & Usury) from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland.