List of companies of Rwanda

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Location of Rwanda

Rwanda is a sovereign state in central and east Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Rwanda's economy suffered heavily during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, but has since strengthened. The economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture. Coffee and tea are the major cash crops for export. Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country's leading foreign exchange earner.

Notable firms[edit]

This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
AB Bank Rwanda Financials Banks Kigali 2013 Microfinance bank
Access Bank Rwanda Financials Banks Kigali 1995 Commercial bank
Bank of Africa Rwanda Limited Financials Banks Kigali 2003 Commercial bank, part of Bank of Africa Group (Mali)
Bank of Kigali Financials Banks Kigali 1966 Commercial bank
Banque Populaire du Rwanda SA Financials Banks Kigali 1975 Commercial bank
Banque Populaire du Rwanda Financials Banks Kigali 1986 Commercial bank
Bourbon Coffee Consumer goods Food & beverage Kigali 2006 Coffeehouse chain
Bralirwa Brewery Consumer goods Food & beverage Kigali 1957
Compagnie Générale de Banque Financials Banks Kigali 1999 Commercial bank
Equity Bank Rwanda Limited Financials Banks Kigali 2011 Commercial bank
Great Lakes Energy Utilities Electricity Kigali 2002
Guaranty Trust Bank Financials Banks Kigali 2004 Commercial bank
Housing Bank of Rwanda Financials Banks Kigali 1975 Commercial bank, defunct 2011
I&M Bank Rwanda Limited Financials Banks Kigali 1963 Commercial bank
KCB Bank Rwanda Limited Financials Banks Kigali 2008 Commercial bank
National Bank of Rwanda Financials Banks Kigali 1964 Central bank
National Post Office Industrials Industrial transportation Kigali 1922[1]
Rwanda Development Bank Financials Banks Kigali 1967 Development bank
Rwanda Stock Exchange Financials Financial services Kigali 2011
RwandAir Consumer services Travel & leisure Kigali 2002 Flag carrier airline
Rwandatel Telecommunications Fixed line telecommunications Kigali 1993 Defunct 2011
Silverback Cargo Freighters Industrials Industrial transportation Kigali 2002 Defunct 2009
SORAS Group Limited Financials Insurance Kigali 1984
Terracom Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Kigali 2006[2]
Unguka Bank Financials Banks Kigali 2005 Microfinance bank
Urwego Opportunity Bank Financials Banks Kigali 2007 Microfinance bank
Zigama Credit and Savings Bank Financials Banks Kigali 1997 Microfinance bank


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://i-posita.rw/spip.php?article1
  2. ^ Moky Makura (19 September 2012). Africa's Greatest Entrepreneurs. Penguin Books Limited. pp. 130–. ISBN 978-0-14-302736-2.