Diane Karusisi

CEO, Bank of Kigali

Diane joined the Bank as the Chief Executive Officer 2016. She has steered the Bank through a digital transformation journey and the overall aspirations are to increase customer satisfaction, improve profitability and drive retail and SME customer acquisition. Diane has also driven the expansion of the Group business into General Insurance, Investment Banking and Technology to respond to growing needs of the market and diversify sources of income for the company. 

Prior to joining Bank of Kigali, Diane served the Head of Strategy and Policy and Chief Economist at the Office of the President. 

Before she moved back to Rwanda, Diane worked as a Fixed Income Portfolio Engineer at Credit Suisse in Zurich and taught Statistics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.

Diane studied Economics majoring in Econometrics and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Fribourg. Her research areas mainly concentrated on Risk Modeling and Measurement. She participated to the inaugural Senior Executive Program Africa by Harvard Business School in 2017.

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