Guido Rurangwa is a Rwandan national with 15 years of operational experience in the World Bank and assumed his current role in August 2016. He joined the World Bank in May 2001 as an Economist in the Macroeconomic and Fiscal Management Department, and has held various positions in the Africa Region and the Middle East and North Africa Region, including Senior Economist for Rwanda and a number of other countries, Senior Country Officer for Egypt, and Senior Country Economist for Yemen.
He has led lending operations, analytical work and technical assistance in the areas of fiscal policy reforms, growth and private sector development and trade. He also led country strategies and their implementation in a number of nations.
Before joining the Bank, Mr. Rurangwa worked for the Government of Rwanda as Director for Fiscal Policy in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, where he was instrumental in the introduction of the value added tax in late 1990’s. Mr. Rurangwa also worked as a Senior Economist in the Central Bank of Rwanda, and held academic positions at the National University of Rwanda.
He holds a Masters Degree in Macroeconomic Modeling from the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique (ENSAE) in Paris, France; a Masters Degree in Statistics and Applied Economics from the École Nationale Supérieure de Statistique et d'Économie Appliquée in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; and a Bachelors Degree in Statistics from the Institut Africain et Mauricien de Statistique in Kigali, Rwanda.
He is fluent in English and French.