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Who We Are

Inkomoko works with Rwanda’s most promising businesses to develop powerful new strategies that accelerate their growth.

Inkomoko is a partner to small and medium enterprises that seek to expand their sales and profits while also creating new jobs. Our team of experts has the skills to identify your challenges and provide solutions to fix them.

Since launching in 2012, we have worked with more than 300 entrepreneurs across all five provinces and 21 districts.

MEET OUR TEAM

Ashley oversees company-wide and project-based monitoring and evaluation work. She brings over five years experience building the internal evaluation capacity of non-governmental organizations, higher education institutions, and UN system organizations and specific expertise in gender-sensitive and participatory research methodologies. Ashley has provided evaluation quality review services for UNFPA and conducted evaluations for global programs focused on social protection, workforce development and education, including for Inkomoko’s partner Akilah Institute. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Cornell University and a Master of Social Work from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Ashley Hollister
 Evaluation Manager

Deo joined Inkomoko in August 2015 and is responsible for all organizational finances. Deo graduated from the University of Rwanda, School of Finance and Banking with a Degree in Business Administration. He has worked in accounting and finance roles at a variety of organizations, including Urwego Opportunity Bank, Songa Designs, and Think Impact. He has more than four years of experience in the country’s enterprise community, and through volunteer and internship programs, he has also worked with Oxfam GB, Microfinance Transparency, and Indego Africa Project.

Deo Gakuba
 Accounting Manager

Francois Xavier Nshimiyimana, Business Development Associate

Felix NIYITEGEKA, holds bachelor’s degree in Economics from National University of Rwanda. Before joining Inkomoko, Felix worked for Frontiers Adventures Great Lakes, on project under EDC Akazi kanoze training, and he trained more than 200 fresh graduates from universities around the country in Work Readiness Program. He also worked for DOT Rwanda as a Business Coach whereby he trained on business start ups, business coaching and business planning. Felix is highly experienced in conducting business trainings and advisory/consulting services. In 2014 and 2015 Felix was on training and judging team for business competition under Youth Connekt event organized by Ministry of Youth&ICT. With high commitment, Felix is a motivated Business development advisor, ready to work on the best of the community development.

Felix Niyitegeka
 Business Development Manager

Grace is a business development professional who has over five years of professional experience supporting startup and young organisations, focused on entrepreneurship development and creation of employment. Grace holds a degree in Economics, with a major in Development Studies, obtained at the National University of Rwanda. She is the 2015 elect National Vice President of the Junior Chamber International in Rwanda, and a mentor at kLab for tech start-ups. Before Inkomoko, Grace managed the operations of Regent University’s Business Development Centre in Rwanda, and spearheaded Communications and Development at Digital Opportunity Trust Rwanda.

Grace Mugabekazi
 Consultant

Inkomoko’s first employee, Jean Claude oversees all Web and Graphic Design, Marketing for Inkomoko clients. Prior to joining Inkomoko, Jean Claude worked as an IT Technician/Webmaster at Contact FM Radio Station in Kigali. He holds various Certificates and Diplomas in CISCO Networking, Computer Repair and Maintenance, Electronics, Web Design, Graphic Design, Database Design and Programming.

Jean Claude Nkusi
 Creative Director

Lydia is the Director of Special Projects at Inkomoko. Prior to this position, Lydia worked as Senior Institutional and Business Advisory consultant for World Jewish Relief where her role was to empower youth farmers in agribusiness and build capacity of local NGOs through training, market linkages, and strategic consultations. Lydia has 13 years of experience working with International NGOs as Senior Business Advisor at TechnoServe and Capacity Building Team Leader at CHF International where her role was to develop institutional capacity of 20 local NGOs through training, mentoring and coaching. In addition to working with INGOs, Lydia worked with KPMG as Human Resource Consultant where her main role was to develop strategies and conduct executive selection and recruitment for clients. Lydia is a founder of AK’Iwacu, a social enterprise whose mission is to restore refugees ’dignity through economic empowerment and a co-founder of Books & Brains, a children library. Lydia holds a Master’s Degree in International Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid from Kalu Institute and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Computer Sciences from Uganda Martyrs University.

Lydia Irambona
 Director of Special Projects

Cynthia Nahayo
 Training Support Associate

Julienne is the founder of African Entrepreneur Collective, Inkomoko’s US-based partner providing business acceleration services to high-potential entrepreneurs. Julienne brings more than 10 years of experience working in education and international development. With a BA in African History from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management, Julienne is passionate about developing human capital in Africa. Prior to founding AEC, Julienne served as the Director of Development and Communications at College Track, a national education program in the US. In addition, she has held leadership and strategic consulting positions African Leadership Academy, Capital Partners for Education, and at the Yale School of Management. She is a 2015 Echoing Green Fellow.

Julienne Oyler
 CEO

Nathalie has over 5 years experience in Administration and Finance working mainly with NGOs, including Help a Child Rwanda, FEWS NET (USAID Project) and Vision for a Nation Foundation. Nathalie holds a BBA majoring in Accounting from UR School of Finance & Banking, and she is a CPA-certified professional from Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board.

Nathalie Niyonzima
 Managing Director

An agriculture economist, Olive supports Inkomoko’s agriculture portfolio and also recruits new clients to Inkomoko. With a MS in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Nairobi, Olive is a member of the African Association of Agricultural Economics. Previously, Olive worked with Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, and has conducted ag research for the International Development Research Center, and National University of Rwanda. She is among the founders of the Rwanda Organization for Agribusiness Promotion.

Olive Ashimwe
 Client Relationship Manager

Osman leads a diverse client portfolio of tech, retail, and manufacturing clients, and offers his expert finance and tax skills to a range of Inkomoko clients. Osman is a former auditor, with a degree in Accounting from the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics.

Osman Senyonjo
 Business Development Manager

Grace holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University and a Master’s degree in Management and Entrepreneurship at Sussex University. Grace is fluent in English and Kinyarwanda. She has a strong background in both Communication and Entrepreneurship. She has experience from working with Rwanda Development Board in the Public Relations and Communication department and experience working with The Rwanda Private Sector Federation as an Entrepreneurship Specialist.

Grace Umutoni
 Business Development Associate

As COO, Sara oversees Inkomoko’s operations and client services delivery. She is a founding Board Member of our sister organization, the African Entrepreneur Collective, and was a Shell Foundation consultant to IntelleGrow, a social impact debt fund in Mumbai. Sara has 15 years experience growing and managing social impact organizations, including management consulting for nonprofits, and serving as the Executive Director and Director of Strategy for the Level Playing Field Institute in California. An MBA from Oxford’s Said Business School, Sara was the 2013 co-chair of the Oxford Business Network for Africa, where she hosted and honored HE President Paul Kagame at the annual Oxford conference. She is a 2015 Echoing Green Fellow.

Sara Leedom
 COO

Fabrice has experience working with national and international organizations, private companies, and NGOs. He has deep expertise in finance and accounting through his prior roles as a Financial Advisor, Managing Director, Financial Manager, and Financial Controller. Fabrice is an RRA Certified Tax Advisor and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Kigali.

Fabrice Ndayisaba
 Business Development Associate

Tuzinde graduated from the former National University of Rwanda in Agricultural economics and Agribusiness in 2012. He has served through DOT Rwanda as community facilitator and coach to over 200 hundred young people and women about entrepreneurship, basic ICT, He served as Agribusiness Advisor and Sales with Faim Africa Ltd, an International Agribusiness Company based in Rwanda, He also started a hardware business in Kigali as sales consultant, and he is passionate about business growth and entrepreneur development.

Tuzinde Henry Mundende
 Business Analyst

Patrick oversees training, mentorship and strategy development. Patrick has 5 years of experience in business development and management. Over the last 3 years he has been an active trainer in the Ready4Finance program by BiD Network. Before Inkomoko he was a Programs Manager at Educat and a training consultant with Ejo Partners. He holds an MBA in Project Management from Oklahoma Christian University and a Bachelor degree in Economics from the National University of Rwanda.

Patrick Cyusa
 Program Director

David holds a degree in Monetary Economics from the College of Business and Economics, University of Rwanda. Prior to joining as staff member, David served as AIP’s student ambassador for 3 years where he was in charge of recruiting and coordinating young enthusiastic student leaders across partner universities to serve as student ambassadors. He was the 2014 President of Junior Chamber International NUR local Chapter.

David Karuranga
 Program Associate

Eric has 10 years of experience training, coaching, and advising SMEs and cooperatives in business development, entrepreneurship, finance, taxation, bookkeeping, and human resources. He is fully committed to helping entrepreneurs strengthen and grow their businesses. Eric holds a Masters in Business Administration from Kabale University and a Bachelors in Business Administration from the National University of Rwanda.

Eric Nshimiyimana
 Business Development Associate

Gisele has over 2 years of experience working as a chief accountant/ Administration at Imana Steel, Bugesera. She also worked as loan & risk officer at Vision fund Rwanda. Gisele holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in project management from the University of STES Rwanda. Prior to that she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Bharathidasan university in India where she obtained an Upper Second Class. She is highly motivated, responsible and dedicated to finance and Business Development professional with sound knowledge and experience in accounts, sales & Marketing, research, data correction & data entry.

Gisele Ingenere
 Business Analyst