Mr. Philibert Afrika is a Development Economist with a solid experience in the field of financing for development, project management and strategic policy formulation. He worked for 30 years with the African Development Bank where he occupied high managerial functions including Secretary General, Director of Policy, Director of Operations and Director of Regional integration. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan Nigeria and holds a Master’s Degree in Monetary Economics. He attended various professional training programmes in renowned universities including the Executive Management Development Program at Harvard Business School. Throughout his career as a Development Economist, he has traveled extensively within and outside Africa and he has had a strong exposure with higher institutions of learning within and outside the continent. He brings to the University of Kigali a rich and vast experience. He is strongly convinced that quality education can play a pivotal role in economic and social development of nations. He has passion and commitment to make the University of Kigali a Center of Excellence. The University will provide students with knowledge and skills that are responsive to the labor market demand. Mr. Afrika says that “We as promoters/founder members, we are committed to be judged on results”.