Nick Barigye

Managing Director

Karisimbi Business Partners


Nick brings extensive strategic, operating and general management experience to Karisimbi Partners. He has served as CEO of the largest soy processor in Rwanda, Group Operations Officer of the largest investment company in Rwanda, CFO of the largest juice and dairy processor, and COO of one of the largest locally owned road construction companies in Rwanda. He has filled interim General Manager and various other roles for a number of companies ranging from commercial printing to building products manufacturing. He spent three years of his early career as a Policy Analyst at the Rwandan Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning where he was responsible for implementation of the Rwandan Government’s Fiscal Decentralization Strategy.

Nick is a self-starter with strategic, entrepreneurial and financial business development capabilities, Nick’s expertise in financial analysis, financial management and investment banking covers M & A, project management, budget preparation, execution, and analysis, capital raising, private equity investment appraisal & strategy. Nick has both public and private sector working experience. His expertise in policy formulation and strategy primarily focuses on process re-engineering, new market entry strategies, cost and efficiency optimization strategies, introduction of best corporate practice, and integration of acquisitions and businesses turn-around strategies. Nick brings extensive strategic, operating and general management experience working as both policy and executive management in various multi-national corporations for over 15 years.

Nick is currently an advisory board member to the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change – Rwanda Project and serves on the Board of Directors of; Green Hills Academy, AB Bank Rwanda and ADC (Rwanda’s premier handbag manufacturing factory that supplies exclusively to Kate Spade & Company).

Nick has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, majoring in Strategic Management from Strathmore Business School in Kenya, one of the leading Business Schools on the Continent and Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the National University of Rwanda as well as diploma in Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government Financial Management at Duke University’s Sanford Institute of Public Policy and a diploma from the Swedish Institute Management Programme.

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