Vincent Munyeshyaka

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Vincent Munyeshyaka
Born Rwanda
Residence Kigali, Rwanda
Nationality Rwandan
Citizenship Rwandan
Alma mater National University of Rwanda
Paris Technical Institute of Banking
Occupation Economist and Politician
Years active 2000 — present
Known for Politics
Title Cabinet Minister of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs in the Cabinet of Rwanda

Vincent Munyeshyaka is an economist and politician in Rwanda, who has served as the cabinet minister of Trade and Industry in the Rwandan cabinet since 31 August 2017.[1]

Background and education[edit]

He was born in Rwanda and attended local Rwandan schools for his pre-university education. He attended the National University of Rwanda, graduating with Bachelor of Arts in International Economics. He also has a Post-graduate Diploma in Banking (“Diplome d'Etudes Superieures”), obtained from the Technical Institute of Banking] (Institut Technique de Banque), in Paris, France.[2]


Munyeshyaka has served in the Rwandan government in the past. Immediately prior to his current assignment, he was the Minister of State responsible for Socio-Economic Development in the ministry of Local Government (Minaloc), from 7 October 2016,[3][4] until 31 August 2017.[5]

His past assignments include (a) as the head of the Financial Market Development Section at National Bank of Rwanda, the country's Central Bank and national banking regulator,[2] (b) as the Director of the Corporate Planning Unit in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning,[2] (c) as the Coordinator of the Financial Sector Development Secretariat,[2] and (d) as the Permanent Secretary in the Rwanda Ministry of Local Government, from 10 September 2012,[2] until 7 October 2016[3]

In August 2017, the government of Rwanda, split the ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs, (Mineacom), and relocated the East African Community Affairs section to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.[1] What remained is the Ministry of Trade and Industry (Minicom), of which Vincent Munyeshyaka is the incumbent cabinet minister.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e Minaloc (10 September 2012). "Mr. Vincent Munyeshyaka Takes Office As New Ministry of Local Government Permanent Secretary". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc). Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Kwibuka, Eugene (7 October 2016). "Work better and faster to speed up progress, Kagame tells new cabinet". The New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  4. ^ Hope Magazine (31 January 2017). "State Minister Munyeshyaka launches construction of model villages". Kigali: Hope Magazine Rwanda. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  5. ^ Mineacom (4 September 2017). "Francois Kanimba outgoing Minister handed over office to Vincent Munyeshyaka". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs (Mineacom). Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  6. ^ Kagire, Edmund (31 August 2017). "Women make up more than half of Kagame's new Cabinet". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 18 September 2017.

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