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Mrs. Rosette Chantal Rugamba

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Founder and Lead Consultant

Email: r***@***.com
Local Address: Rwanda
Company Description: Songa Africa is a premier specialist tour company that offers extraordinary tailor made itineraries in Rwanda and the rest of East Africa designed to excite,...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Managing Director
    Songa Africa
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Songa Africa
  • Director General
    ORTPN
  • Chief Executive Officer
    ORTPN
  • ALI EA FOUNDATION
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    Tourism
  • Director General of Rwanda Office
    Tourism
  • Head of the Rwanda Office
    Tourism
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    Rwanda Development Board

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor's degree , Political science and French
    Makerere University
167 Total References
Web References
Songa Africa
www.songaafrica.com, 25 July 2014 [cached]
Rosette Rugamba, Songa Africa's founder and lead consultant has been in the travel and tourism industry for the past 16 years from her days heading sales and Marketing in British Airways to her last job as Head of tourism and conservation in Rwanda, she brings a wealth of public sector insight and experience in mobilizing public private partnership to grow tourism effectively and responsibly. During her time as Head of Tourism and Conservation in Rwanda, the number of tourists visiting Rwanda grew from 13,000 to 790,000.Tourism became the number one foreign exchange earner for Rwanda. Rwanda won best exhibitor in Berlin for 4 consecutive years in the Africa region. Rosette has been recognized by the East African community Secretariat as one of the leading tourism and conservation strategists in her region. Rosette always dreamt of being able to offer the most inspirational experiences in Rwanda and East Africa. She understood that travel should be amazing, exciting, intriguing, rejuvenating and memorable. That's why she created a company staffed by the most knowledgeable, passionate and enthusiastic experts available.
Rosette Chantal Rugamba, ...
ali-ea-foundation.net, 4 June 2014 [cached]
Rosette Chantal Rugamba, Founder, Songa Africa
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Rosette has been actively involved in Travel and Tourism for the past 16 years beginning with Euro Star, and then British Airways before returning to her native Rwanda to spearhead a revitalization of the Tourism Industry as Director General of Rwanda Tourism (ORTPN) and later as Deputy CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB). During her seven years at ORTPN and RDB, she oversaw the transformation of Rwanda Tourism from a primarily single-product industry attracting 13,000 visitors annually into a multifaceted one drawing over 790,000. As a result, Rwanda is now one of the most sought after destinations and tourism is now the leading foreign exchange earner for the country.
One notable achievement was the role she played in the establishment of the Transboundary agreement with Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo which outlines the transboundary management of the Mountain Gorilla population, utilization of revenue earned and the establishment of the Greater Virunga Transboundary Secretariat.
Rosette's other responsibilities included being chairperson of Prime Holdings, Board member Rwanda Tourism board and Rwanda Investment authority. Currently she serves on the board of Akagera Management Company and member of African Leadership in conservation.
Rosette established Songa Africa in March 2010 as vehicle she could use to take her knowledge, share her experience and determined energy across Africa in pursuit of responsible Tourism and conservation of our natural resources.
Rosette holds a Bachelor's degree in Political science and French from Makerere University, Uganda . he is married to Henry with three children, Matthew, Henrietta and Zachary.
Rosette Rugamba, former ...
www.akilahinstitute.org, 7 Aug 2014 [cached]
Rosette Rugamba, former Deputy CEO of Tourism & Conversation, Rwanda Development Board
News from Uganda, the Pearl of Africa
www.airhighways.com, 27 Dec 2007 [cached]
Tourism is once again a fact of life and under Mrs. Rosette Rugamba's able leadership at the National Office for Tourism and National Parks &endash; ORTPN, innovative activities were created to market the approximately 230 remaining mountain gorillas to a global audience.
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For more information please contact Mrs. Rosette Rugamba, Director General of ORTPN via rosetterwandatourism@rwanda1.com
Gene Eckhart - Education and Policy Program
www.geneeckhart.com, 12 Feb 2009 [cached]
Rosette Chantal Rugamba, Director of ORTPN (Rwandan national parks and tourism) . Moses Mapesa, Executive Director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (in charge of national parks and tourism) . It ranges from training for the national parks guides and rangers, to giving copies to schools in the villages surrounding the parks, to influencing policy makers and more.
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