Édouard Ngirente

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Édouard Ngirente
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Ngirente in April 2018
11th Prime Minister of Rwanda
Assumed office
30 August 2017
President Paul Kagame
Preceded by Anastase Murekezi
Personal details
Born 1973 (age 44–45)
Education National University of Rwanda
French Catholic University of
(MA, DPhil)
Website http://edouardngirente.com

Édouard Ngirente (born 1973) is a Rwandan economist and politician. He serves as the Prime Minister of Rwanda, since 30 August 2017, having been appointed by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame.[1]

Background and education[edit]

Édouard Ngirente was born in Rwanda in 1973.[1] He studied at the National University of Rwanda, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics and statistics. He followed that with a master's degree in economics from the same institution.[2] He also holds a PhD in economics awarded by the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.[2]


He lectured at the National University of Rwanda until 2010. He was then appointed director-general in charge of planning at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. He was promoted to senior advisor in the same ministry within a year. On 30 March 2011, Cabinet granted him indefinite leave to take up an appointment as senior advisor to the executive director of the World Bank in Washington.[2] He was named Prime Minister on 30 August 2017.[3][1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Kagire, Edmund (30 August 2017). "President Kagame names little-known technocrat as PM". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b c KT Press Team (30 August 2017). "In Departure From Politics, Kagame Names Technocrat as Prime Minister". Kigali: Kigali Today Press (KT Press). Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ Gasore, William (30 August 2017). "Kagame Appoints New Prime Minister Ngirente Edouard". Rwanda Eye. Kigali. Retrieved 30 August 2017.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Anastase Murekezi
Prime Minister of Rwanda