Patience is currently the Country Director Rwanda for TradeMark East Africa. Prior to this, she
served in various roles in the banking industry namely at Ecobank and Banque commercial du
Rwanda (now I&M Bank Rwanda).
She has a diversified background in the financial sector including relationship and credit
management, product development and fundraising. Patience has further extensive experience
in deal origination, negotiation, structuring and execution and is a credible strategic risk
management expert. She has specific experience in Women economic empowerment
Additionally, she has trade facilitation experience in trade and industrial policy, transport
infrastructure and logistics, technical and non-tariff trade barriers, export development
programming, women in trade and private sector development.
She’s currently a board member on the Rwanda Cooperation Initiative (RCI) Board, chairing the
Finance and Audit Committee, and a Board member of the Advisory Council for One Acre Fund
Patience holds a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics from Makerere University and
an MBA in Finance, from Maastrich School of Management (Netherlands).