|Prime Minister of Rwanda|
7 October 2011 – 24 July 2014
|Preceded by||Bernard Makuza|
|Succeeded by||Anastase Murekezi|
20 February 1961 |
|Political party||Rwandan Patriotic Front|
|Alma mater||University of Lubumbashi
University of Ouagadougou
Pierre Damien Habumuremyi (born 21 February 1961) is a Rwandan politician who served as Prime Minister of Rwanda from 7 October 2011 until 24 July 2014. He previously served as Minister of Education from May 2011 to October 2011.
Pierre Habumuremyi was born in 1961 in Ruhondo, Musanze District. He studied in a number of countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, France and Burkina Faso. He obtained a B.Sc. in Sociology, before completing his post-graduation at the University of Lubumbashi in 1993. He then completed M.Sc. in Political Science from the Panthéon-Assas University in 2003. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, having completed his research at the University of Ouagadougou during 2006-2011.
Pierre Habumuremyi started his career as an academic, serving as the assistant professor at the National University of Rwanda from 1993 to 1999, and also served as a lecturer at the Kigali Independent University and the Kigali Lay Adventist University during 1997-1999. During this period, he also worked as a project coordinator at German Technical Assistance programme (GTZ Kigali) during 1995-1997 and a Senior Project Manager for the Catholic Relief Services during 1997-2000.
From 2000 to 2003, he was the Deputy Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission of Rwanda, after which he served as the Executive Secretary until 2008. Habumuremyi was elected as one of Rwanda's nine representatives in the East African Legislative Assembly on 11 May 2008. He was succeeded as Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission by Charles Munyaneza in July 2008.
He was appointed as the Prime Minister on the evening of 6 October 2011. His appointment came as a surprise to many, given his relatively low profile on the political scene. He was succeeded by Anastase Murekezi after the nomination of the latter as the Prime Minister by the president of Rwanda Paul Kagame on 23 July 2014.
He has written a book The Political integration in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide: Utopia or Reality, which was published by the Palotti Press (Kigali) in 2008.
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|Prime Minister of Rwanda