Guido Rurangwa is the Resident Representative for Botswana. Before this appointment, he was the Resident Representative for Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and Senior Economist for Yemen.
A Rwandan national, Guido Rurangwa joined the World Bank in 2001 as an economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department. He has worked on lending operations and analytical work in the areas of fiscal policy reforms, growth, private sector development and trade in several countries in the Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions. He also led World Bank Partnership Strategies and their implementation in Djibouti, Egypt and Solomon Islands.
Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Rurangwa held senior positions in the Rwanda’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in the areas of fiscal policy and tax administration. He also worked for the Central Bank of Rwanda as a Senior Economist in the research and statistics and financial sector supervision departments.
He holds a Master’s degree in Macroeconomic Modeling from ENSAE ParisTech, Paris, France, a Master’s degree in Statistics and Applied Economics from the Ecole Nationale de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the Institut Africain et Mauricien de Statistique et d’Economie Appliquée, Kigali, Rwanda.
He is fluent in English and French.