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Mrs. Rosette Chantal Rugamba

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Company Description: The ALI East Africa Foundation, in partnership with the Aspen Institute, is committed to launching a new ALI/East Africa class of 24 Fellows in July of 2008 to...   more

Employment History

  • Managing Director
    Songa Africa
  • Founder and Lead Consultant
    Songa Africa
  • Director General
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
  • Director General of Rwanda Office
  • Head of the Rwanda Office
  • Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    Rwanda Development Board

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor's degree , Political science and French
    Makerere University
167 Total References
Web References
The Class of 2010 (UWEPO) | ALI East Africa, 17 Mar 2015 [cached]
Rosette Chantal Rugamba, Founder, Songa Africa
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.
Songa Africa, 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.
“The projects were realised through the ... [cached]
“The projects were realised through the ORTPN revenue sharing policy where 5% of tourism revenues are allocated to community projects,†the ORTPN director general, Ms. Rosette Rugamba said.
Gene Eckhart - Education and Policy Program, 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.
africapractice, 5 Nov 2009 [cached]
Rosette Rugamba, Deputy CEO, Rwanda Development Board & CEO, ORTPN
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