Rugwizangoga Michaella, appointed Volkswagen Rwanda CEO

Michaella Rugwizangoga will be the first Chief executive Officer for the Volkswagen Group in Rwanda.

The new CEO is a distinguished scientist

“Volkswagen Group South Africa proudly announces the appointment of World Economic Forum Global Shaper Michaella Rugwizangoga as new Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda CEO,” reads in part a tweet from the South African based Volkswagen.

who is Michaella Rugwizangoga?

Michaella Rugwizangoga is a young Rwandan writer, award-winning poet, spoken word artist, designer and scientist.

She writes and performs in French, English, German, Spanish, and Kinyarwanda and has shared her poetry on numerous stages throughout the world in Kigali, Kaiserslautern, Paris, Berlin, and elsewhere.

She co-founded Words of the World (#WOTW), which is an open-mic and poetry platform based in Germany and Rwanda.

Rugwizangoga received an excellence scholarship from the government of Rwanda and holds a master’s degree in food & drug quality control and environmental toxicology.

Rugwizangoga has an MSc in Quality Control and Environmental Toxicology, experience in strategic planning, project management and product development.

She has excellent presentation and communication skills and regularly moderate conferences and International Events.

She is fluent in French, English and German with a good level of Spanish and Kinyarwanda.

Upon completion her Masters Degree, she worked for the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), VillageGroup and Imbuto Foundation, The foundation of the First Lady of Rwanda.
Rugwizangoga belongs to the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Community and served as the Curator of the Kigali Shaper Hub.

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