Leonard is an Associate Partner at Dalberg’s Kigali office. He has over 14 years’ experience at the intersection of trade policy, regional integration, technology policy formulation/implementation, strategy and private sector development; actively promoting an environment for economic growth in Rwanda and the East African Community (EAC). He is passionate about Africa’s transformation through digital inclusion, regional integration and systems change. He has worked in 5 EAC countries and has lived in Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, the United States and Rwanda.
Prior to Dalberg, Leonard worked as an advisor to the Governments of Rwanda and South Sudan on trade and regional integration, economic development, private sector competitiveness and strategy. He also worked with regional and international development organizations.
Leonard holds a Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School at Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. He is a founding board member of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in Rwanda (C4IR Rwanda). He also serves on the boards of the East Africa Chamber of Commerce (EACC), the Truss Fund, a US-based social enterprise and impact investment fund. Leonard is a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow and member of the Eisenhower Fellowships Global Network.