I&M Management

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Management

Our Management

Our Management team includes 11 members with diverse experience in various fields including Management, Accounting, Operations, Business Development, Finance, Audit, Risk and IT.

Mr. Benjamin Mutimura

Mr. Benjamin Mutimura

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Benjamin Mutimura

Mr. Benjamin Mutimura

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Benjamin Mutimura is a seasoned banker with 16 years of experience in the financial sector and 4 years in education sector. He spent 13 years at I&M Bank (Rwanda) Plc and an additional 3 years at the Bank of Kigali. Throughout his career, Mr. Mutimura has held senior roles in corporate banking, retail, credit, and finance. He joined I&M Bank in 2007 as a Development Finance Officer, responsible for securing funds from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) for long-term projects. In 2012, he was promoted to Head of Retail, and from 2016 to 2020, he served as Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking. Since 2020, Mr. Mutimura has been the Chief Commercial Officer at the Bank of Kigali. Mr. Mutimura holds a master's degree in Development Economics from Louvain La Neuve & Namur University and a bachelor's degree in Economics from the former National University of Rwanda. He is a certified Credit Officer by Omega Performance and has completed leadership programs at Strathmore University and the Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School, demonstrating his commitment to continuous professional development and leadership.
Mr. Paul Sagnia

Mr. Paul Sagnia

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Paul Sagnia

Mr. Paul Sagnia

Chief Operating Officer

Paul joined the services of I&M Rwanda Plc as the Project Consultant in charge of our Core Banking System change in June of 2016. Following a successful migration to the new Finacle 10 system in September of 2018, Paul has been appointed Chief Operating Officer effective 1st of May 2019. Paul joins us from Standard Chartered Bank where he served in senior positions in several countries across the Standard Chartered Bank foot print in Africa. He is a dedicated banker with a strong flair for innovation and management of banking operations and the use of I.T in banking acquired during a career spanning 38 years.
Mr. Daniel Musafiri

Mr. Daniel Musafiri

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Daniel Musafiri

Mr. Daniel Musafiri

Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel serving as the Chief Commercial Officer, brings with him over 11 years of experience in the banking sector, including extensive expertise in business and senior management roles. His expertise spans over treasury and structured solutions, corporate finance, MSME Banking and Retail Banking. Before assuming this role, Daniel served as the Head of Business at NCBA Rwanda, where he oversaw all business units. He also worked with I&M Bank previously in Corporate Banking as Senior Manager, Corporate Banking. He also made significant contributions to the treasury and corporate departments at Guaranty Trust Bank Rwanda. He is a Chartered Banker and a member of the Chartered Bank Institute of the UK. Additionally, he holds an MBA and is certified in Green and Sustainable Financing.  
Mr. Iddy Rugamba

Mr. Iddy Rugamba

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer& Company Secretary

Mr. Iddy Rugamba

Mr. Iddy Rugamba

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer& Company Secretary

Iddy, serving as the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & Company Secretary, brings an impressive 12-year track record in the Rwandan Banking Sector. His expertise spans Corporate Law, Corporate Governance, Regulatory Environment, Banking Operations, and Structured Transactions. Initially holding the role of the Bank's Legal Manager, he seamlessly transitioned to become the Company Secretary before his recent promotion. Prior to his tenure at I&M Bank, Iddy made significant contributions as a Legal Manager at KCB Bank. His academic journey includes a Bachelor’s degree in Law, a Master’s degree in Business Law, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
Ms. Dederi Wimana

Ms. Dederi Wimana

Chief Finance Officer

Ms. Dederi Wimana

Ms. Dederi Wimana

Chief Finance Officer

Dederi is a chartered certified accountant with more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the I&M Bank Rwanda in 2005, she worked with Bank of Kigali for 7 years as a Financial Accountant. Throughout her career, Dederi earned immense experience in internal auditing and accounting, planning, international reporting (IFRS), procurement procedures and Bank budgeting processes. She holds a bachelor degree in Economic sciences, Finance major, a Chartered certified accountant (ACCA) Certification and is currently pursuing the CIA (Certified Internal auditor) Certification.
Mr. Pacifique Nkongoli

Mr. Pacifique Nkongoli

Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Pacifique Nkongoli

Mr. Pacifique Nkongoli

Chief Credit Officer

Pacifique is a professional Banker with over 18 years of experience across the risk management field including credit risk management, market risk management as well as operational risk management in the banking industry in Rwanda and Nigeria. Prior to joining I&M Bank, Pacifique worked with 3 other Banks in the industry including Access Bank Rwanda where he previously served as the Chief Risk Officer. Pacifique Holds Master’s degree with a Major in Finance from Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA)
Ms. Aline Mutambuka

Ms. Aline Mutambuka

Chief Human Capital Officer

Ms. Aline Mutambuka

Ms. Aline Mutambuka

Chief Human Capital Officer

Aline Mutambuka is the Chief Human Capital Officer at I&MBank Rwanda Plc. She is a certified professional coach with over 22 years of experience in Human Resources Management and Corporate Strategy. Having worked in a wide range of industries such as Breweries, Telecom, and Finance sectors; Ms. Aline is known for her tenacity, grit, and passion to drive organizations’ growth through human capital development and capacity building. She has worked with several multinationals and is very familiar with Rwanda, Burundi and Belgium business environments. Ms. Aline holds a degree in Management and Economics from Université de Mons- Hainaut, Belgium
Ms. Claudette Mukashyaka

Ms. Claudette Mukashyaka

Chief Audit Executive

Ms. Claudette Mukashyaka

Ms. Claudette Mukashyaka

Chief Audit Executive

Claudette Mukashyaka is a seasoned Banker & Auditor with 14 years experience in audit of bank operations. Before being appointed as Chief Audit Executive, she was an Assurance Audit Manager and a Consulting Audit Manager. Prior to joining I&M Bank, Claudette Mukashyaka was an external auditor at the Office of the Auditor General for States Finances. She is finalizing ACCA and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from University of Rwanda. She has built skills in Audit, Accounting, Governance, Risk Management, Leadership, Strategic management and Bank operations.
Ms. Lise Mugisha

Ms. Lise Mugisha

Chief Risk Officer

Ms. Lise Mugisha

Ms. Lise Mugisha

Chief Risk Officer

Lise is the Chief Risk Officer at I&M Bank Rwanda. She is a Certified Risk Manager and an Affiliate Member of the Organization of Certified Risk Managers (OCRM), demonstrating her expertise in the field. In her role, Lise is responsible for overseeing the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management within the Bank. With 10 years of experience in the banking industry, Lise possesses a wealth of knowledge in Risk Management, Audit, and Internal Control, spanning over 10 years. Prior to joining I&M Bank Rwanda, she worked at EY (Ernst & Young) as an Auditor in the Assurance and Advisory services department. Lise holds a bachelor's degree in business studies, further enhancing her qualifications and understanding of the financial industry.
Mr. Nicolas Uwimana

Mr. Nicolas Uwimana

Legal Council

Mr. Nicolas Uwimana

Mr. Nicolas Uwimana

Legal Council

Nicolas holds a Master degree and Bachelor degree in Law respectively from the University of Turin, Italy and the University of Rwanda. He joined the bank in 2009 and served as Deputy Head of Legal. Before joining the Bank he worked for the Public Sector where he served as Legal Adviser at Rwanda Public Procurement Authority and Legal Expert in the Procurement Reform Task Force within the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. Nicolas has 17 years experiences (in both public and private) where he has been involved in legal drafting; Contract drafting and reviewing; taking part solving conflicts, and regulatory investigations.
Ms. Cynthia Rwamamara

Ms. Cynthia Rwamamara

Head of Internal Control and Compliance

Ms. Cynthia Rwamamara

Ms. Cynthia Rwamamara

Head of Internal Control and Compliance

Cynthia is the Head of Internal Control and Compliance with over 16 years of experience in the Rwandan banking industry, primarily in the fields of Audit, Compliance, and Risk Management. She joined the Bank in 2009 as the Deputy Manager in the Internal Control and Compliance Department, and in June 2016, she was promoted to the position of Head of Internal Control and Compliance. Cynthia is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma Christian University.