Stephen Ruzibiza is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) a professional organization, dedicated to promote and represent the interests of the Rwandan business community. The business community comprises of both local, regional and international businesses.
Mr Ruzibiza who has been at the helm of the PSF since 2015, has championed the transformation of the Federation by embarking enormously on corrective investment, access to market, capacity building and export facilitation, as well as advocacy role for the PSF all aimed at promoting entrepreneurship.
He has gained broader experience in areas of Trade, Investment, and export promotion, Project financing and supporting increased local production among the producers as this is progressively plummeting the current trade imbalance.
Prior to the PSF, he was the Company Secretary and Head of Legal Affairs at RwandAir Ltd. He was in charge of Legal Affairs of the Company, and implementing good Corporate Governance practices for the Company. Mr Ruzibiza also oversaw the Company’s, Business Relations matters with Board of Directors & Shareholder.
He was further instrumental member of the team that transformed the airline which began operating its own aircrafts in 2009. He played a central role in the negotiations of all major aircraft transactions for the company including; the acquisition contracts of the aircrafts, aircraft financing and insurance arrangements, aircraft maintenance and technical support contracts, corporation agreements with other airlines, and Bi-lateral agreements.
Prior to joining RwandAir, Mr Ruzibiza was the State Attorney for the Ministry of Justice in the Legal Advisory Services Department, assisting Government in negotiating and drafting contracts, Agreements, MOU’s, Providing legal advisory and consultative services to the government Ministries, public institutions and local governments regarding interpretation of the constitution, principal and subsidiary legislation among many other roles.
Mr Ruzibiza is the current Chairman Prime Holdings Ltd, National Health Insurance Council and seat on various boards of Directors.
Mr Ruzibiza Stephen has a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Makerere University- Uganda (2002), a Diploma in Legal Practice at the Law Development Centre, Kampala, Uganda, and LL.M from Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2010).