About the Permanent Secretary


Antoine RUVEBANA is the Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) from 11thMay, 2011.He was born on 14th April, 1961 and he is married with three children. He attended the following courses:

MBA/Public Sector Management: Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, 2004;

MBA/Marketing at Indiana University (completed only 1½ year of a two years program), United States 1991;

Bachelor Degree in Economics: at the Independent University of Kigali;

Management courses: at Southwestern Michigan College, USA in 1990

 Associate Degree in Education Sciences: at the Rwanda National University 1988 ;

Advanced level, option: Economics and Social Sciences at Kansi, Butare 1984.

During his 21 years of professional experience, Antoine Ruvebana worked with different government and private institutions with the following as his main career highlights:

From 29/01/2010 to 11/05/2011: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Forestry and Mines (MINIFOM),
From March 12th, 2008 to January 2010: Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), 
From December 2004 to March 2008: Commercial Attaché of Rwanda in Switzerland, and Head Negotiator in the World Trade Organization (WTO) at expert level,
From February 2001 to December 2004: Director of Trade and Investment in the Office of the President of the Republic of Rwanda,
From 2000 to 2001: Assistant Lecturer at “Université Libre de Kigali, 
From 1995 to 1999: Marketing Manager of DISCENTRE (a petroleum products import, transport and distribution company) in Kigali.

Administrative and Financial Manager of E.K. Freighters (a transport and clearing company) in Mombasa from Feb. 1993 to Nov. 1993 and in Kampala from Nov. 1993 to July 1994,

From 1990 to 1991: Assistant Manager of PEJUS Inc. (a small center assisting mental handicapped persons) in United States.
From 1988 to 1989: Teacher at ESAPAG - Gitwe (a secondary school)

From 1984 to 1985: Manager of « Rusororo Family Help Project », a C.C.F Bornefonden project (Danish NGO).