Rwanda Development Bank
|Key people||Bernard Ndungu
Chief Executive Officer
|Products||Long Term Finance, Financial Advisory Services, Management Services, Export/Import Finance, Capacity Building, Deposit Taking, Trade Finance, Leasing Mortgage Finance|
|Total assets||US$122 million (RWF:72 billion) (2011)|
|Owner(s)||Government of Rwanda|
Development Bank of Rwanda, commonly referred to by its French name Banque Rwandaise de Développement (BRD), is a development bank and commercial bank in Rwanda. It is one of the banks licensed by the National Bank of Rwanda, the national banking regulator.
The bank began its operations in 1967, as a long-term financial services provider, with the financing geared towards national development projects. As of April 2011[update], the total asset valuation of the bank was approximately US$122 million (RWF:72 billion), with shareholders equity of approximately US$42.3 million (RWF:25 billion) 
Development Bank of Rwanda, “BRD” is a public company, with a share cpital of RWF:7,808,931,000 registered at the Office of the Registrar General, whose company code is n° 1000003547. BRD was incorporated on 5 August 1967. The period between 1967 and 1987 saw the institution invest heavily in pick-up trucks, finance and the finance of grinding mills.
Between 1988 and 1994, the bank expanded its services to the provision of loans in agro-industries, particularly tea and manufacturing, artisans and micro-enterprises. Furthermore, between 1995 and 2000, the bank underwent re-structuring, re-organization and re-capitalization, to repair the damage incurred during the 1994 Rwanda Genocide.
Since 2001, the bank has increased its focus on financing rural development projects, since 90% of the Rwandan population is rural.
In April 2011, BRD, acquired a 100% controlling interest in Housing Bank of Rwanda. BRD is in the process of absorbing the assets, liabilities and staff of HBR. After re-organization, BRD has commenced retail banking operations. In addition, it has begun underwriting mortgage products originated by other commercial banks in the country, in an attempt to increase home ownership in Rwanda.
The bank has two subsidiaries, owned 100%, namely:
- BRD Development Fund - A development fund
- Housing Bank of Rwanda - Development Bank of Rwanda took full control in April 2011
|Development Bank of Rwanda Stock Ownership|
Sectors of Operation
The sectors include the following: 
Products & Facilities
The Development Bank of Rwanda put great products in front of their customers. These Products are:
To bring services closer to the people, the bank maintains branches at the following locations: 
The following are members of the Senior Management Team at Development Bank of Rwanda, as of August, 2013.