MR. PATRICE NIYONGABO THE DEPUTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY (FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION)
Mr. Patrice Niyongabo
Mr. Patrice Niyongabo, from the Republic of Burundi, is the new Deputy Executive Secretary in charge of Finance and Administration. He took up this position on 3rd December 2012.
Under the direction of the Executive Secretary, Mr. Niyongabo will manage the finance and administration functions of the Lake Victoria Basin Commission. He will also ensure effective strategic and operational financial planning, monitoring and reporting in order to enhance the decision-making process of the Commission.
Mr. Niyongabo brings to the position more than 12 years of regional and international experience in Project Development and Management; Business Planning, and Financial Management.
Before his appointment to his current senior management position, Mr. Niyongabo was the LVBC Economist and Planning Officer, a senior professional position that placed him in charge of the overall planning and budgeting process at the Commission. During his tenure, Mr. Niyongabo spearheaded the development of the LVBC Strategic Plan 2011-2016 and led the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Team (PMET) at the Commission’s Secretariat.
Prior to joining LVBC, Mr. Niyongabo worked with Agriconsulting Europe SA in Brussels, Belgium, as Project Manager of the TradeCom Facility, an ACP Group Programme worth 50 million Euros, financed by the European Development Fund.
Mr. Niyongabo had also worked for some years in his home Country at management level in a busy private business management sector and in the academic sector as Assistant Lecturer at University of Burundi.
Mr. Patrice Niyongabo holds a B.A in Economic and Administrative Sciences from University of Burundi and two Masters Degrees in Economics with biases in Development Studies and Economic Growth and International Trade, from the Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium.
He speaks fluent English and French.