Independent Advisor

Innocent Bulindi is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Business Development Fund (BDF) of Rwanda. Innocent has over 16 years professional and senior management experience in related fields of Finance & Accounting, Audit and Tax covering several industry sectors (Banking, Telecommunications & Aviation). He has broad knowledge of financing mechanisms that include credit guarantees, equity finance for start-ups, microfinance refinancing, and grant management techniques. He further has broad knowledge of banking operations and environment including investments, risk management, finance, and human resource management.

Prior to joining the BDF, Innocent was the Chief Financial Officer of the Development Bank of Rwanda and Financial Manager with MTN Rwanda (a Mobile Telephone Network company). Innocent is a holder of an MBA in Finance from the Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands) and is a Fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA, UK). He also holds a BBA in Accounting from Makerere University in Uganda. Innocent is a founding member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR). He as a Certified Public Accountant and a registered tax consultant with Rwanda Revenue Authority.

Currently, Innocent is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rwanda Broadcasting Agency. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of BRD Insurance Brokerage Ltd (BIB) and a board member of the Rwanda Information Communication & Technology Agency (RICTA).

Under the management of Innocent, BDF has invested in over 50 SME processing & manufacturing businesses. (See Annex 4A-3 for a list of some of the enterprise supported under the watch of Innocent). With the Quasi Equity Product, Innocent invested in Large Manufacturing and Agro-processing plants under the Community Processing Centers (CPC) initiative by the Ministry of Commerce of Rwanda. Innocent thus brings years of hands-on experience in Agro-processing and manufacturing investments to the IC of ISF. Additionally, by calling-in into IC meetings and not being a Ghanaian nor resident of Ghana, his voice on the IC will counteract cultural biases and bring some objectivity into IC deliberations