Pierre Celestin Rwabukumba

CEO | Rwanda Stock Exchange

“The role of the stock exchanges is to be the mirror into the countries. We are also supposed to be platforms that provide accurate exchange of information. This simply comes down to fostering good corporate governance and filtering this down to our citizens through education.

If I look at Rwanda today it is a country that has grown to have an efficient government, is well organized. I would even say the government approach to business is almost perfect. The capital markets and public sector need to strive for the same and it starts with fostering good corporate governance and creating fundamentally sound businesses that will protect business and investors. 

Another aspect of focus should be exchanging information and building relationships with our counterparts to harmonize: unified standards, remove barriers which will create free movement of investments, allowing access to markets and companies access to capital. We are trying to achieve this through the linkages program.”

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