Our Vision

Bank of Kigali aspires to be the leading provider of most innovative financial solutions in the region.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the leader in creating value for our stakeholders by providing the best financial services to businesses and individual customers, through motivated and professional staff.

Our Values

Customer focus, Integrity, Quality, Excellence

Board of Directors


Marc Holtzman , Chairman of the Board

Marc is the Chairman of Bank of Kigali, the largest Bank in Rwanda with market share across all key balance sheet metrics exceeding 33%. Mr. Holtzman has served as a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors since 2009. Following a successful transformation and sale of Kazkommertsbank (LSE: KKB:LI), Kazakhstan’s largest bank in July 2017, Mr. Holtzman stepped down as Chief Executive Officer having joined as Chairman in March 2015.
Previously, Mr. Holtzman was Chairman of Meridian Capital HK, a private equity firm with investments in natural resources, real estate, food, agriculture and transportation. Prior to joining Meridian, Mr. Holtzman served as Vice Chairman of Barclays Capital and as Vice Chairman of ABN Amro Bank. Previously, as co-founder and President of MeesPierson EurAmerica (a firm which was acquired by ABN Amro) and as Senior Adviser to Salomon Brothers, he lived and worked in Eastern Europe and Russia from September 1989 until October 1998. 
Mr. Holtzman also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors TeleTech (NASDAQ: TTEC), the world’s leading provider of analytics-driven technology- enabled services and FAT Brands (NASDAQ: FAT) a global franchisor of leading restaurant brands.

From 2012 through 2015, Mr. Holtzman served on the Board of Directors of FTI Consulting, Inc., (NYSE:FCN) a global financial and strategic consulting firm, and Sistema, Russia’s largest listed private company (London Stock Exchange).
To further assist with the development of Central Asia’s financial sector, Mr. Holtzman was appointed by Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister to serve on the Board of Directors of Kazyna - the nation’s sovereign wealth fund from 2006 – 2008. In addition, Mr. Holtzman served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the United States Space Foundation from 2004 – 2010.

From 2003 through 2005, Mr. Holtzman was President of the University of Denver where he was responsible for the development of the Rocky Mountain Center for Homeland Security. The University of Denver has approximately 10,000 students and includes the Daniels College of Business, which, during Mr. Holtzman’s tenure, was ranked by The Wall Street Journal as being among the world’s top fifty MBA programs. Previously, Mr. Holtzman served in the Cabinet of Governor Bill Owens as Colorado’s first Secretary of Technology. 
In addition, Mr. Holtzman was Chairman of Colorado’s Information Management Commission and Co-Chairman of the Governor’s Commission on Science and Technology. Mr. Holtzman helped guide Colorado’s economic transformation into a fully diversified technology hub. During his tenure, Colorado was consistently ranked first among the fifty states in having the highest percentage of technology workers per thousand in the nation.




Dr Diane Karusisi , Director

Diane is the Chief Executive Officer. She is a Seasoned Economist who has held several leadership positions in the past. Prior to joining Bank of Kigali. Diane was the Head of Strategy and Policy and Chief Economist at the office of the President.

Diane also served at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda where she oversaw the design and implementation of major surveys.

Before she moved back to Rwanda, Diane worked as a Fixed Income Portfolio Engineer at Credit Suisse in Zurich and taught statistics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She studied Economics majoring in Econometrics and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Fribourg. Her research areas mainly concentrated on Risk Modeling and Measurement. Her doctoral thesis entitled "Dependency in credit portfolios: Modeling with Copula Functions" was published in 2009.

Diane currently serves as non-executive director on several boards including the University of Rwanda and Rwanda Development Board.





Jonathan S. Gatera , Director 

Jonathan is the Director General of Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB). Prior to this, he spent most of his career at the Central Bank of Rwanda. He joined the Central Bank in June 2000 as Financial Market Analyst and by 2008 he had become the Manager responsible for the investment of the Official Foreign Exchange Reserves. In 2010, Jonathan was promoted to head the Department of Financial Markets, a position he held until late 2013 when he was appointed as the Director General in charge of Financial Sector Stability. As Director General at the Central Bank, he was responsible for the supervision of Commercial Banks, Microfinance Institutions, Savings & Credit Cooperatives (SACCOs), Insurance Companies, Pension Schemes and the oversight of Payment Systems. He was also in charge of Financial Stability Analysis, Policy and Licensing.

Jonathan holds MSc and BSc in Economics from the National University of Rwanda. He is also a Graduate of Macroeconomic & Financial Management Institute (MEFMI) of Eastern and Southern Africa based in Harare – Zimbabwe where he specialised in the Management of Domestic Financial Markets. 



 Julien Kavaruganda , Director

Julien is a practicing lawyer and Managing Partner of K-Solutions & Partners; one of the leading law firms in Rwanda. He has vast experience in Banking and Finance law as well as Commercial and Corporate law.  Prior to that, he worked as a corporate lawyer at the Brussels Bar Association. He serves as a Director on the Board of the Rwanda Bar Association, Kigali International Arbitration Centre and New Bugarama Mining Company Ltd.

Julien was called to the Brussels Bar in 2004 and is a member of the Rwanda Bar Association as well as the East African Law Society. He holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Law from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.





 Liliane Igihozo , Director

Lilliane is a Partner at FreddyN Consulting, an international consulting company active in Strategic, Financial and Operational Advisory Services. Prior to that, she was the Vice Rector in charge of Administration and Finance at the School of Finance and Banking (SFB).

She also worked as the Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Investment Group (RIG ltd.), one of the largest private venture capital firms in Rwanda. Liliane has project management experience in private and public sectors and in various industries such as railways/high speed train engineering, construction projects, energy, cement manufacturing, education and retail.

She holds a Master’s degree in Financial Risk Management and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. She is a Certified International Professional Associate in Project Management of the International Project Management Institute (PMI).



Reuben Karemera, Director

Reuben is the Deputy Accountant General in charge of Treasury Management in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda. He is a Qualified Accountant with a background in Economics. He has vast experience in the area of taxation especially the International Aspect of Taxation, gained both from formal training and 11 years of working with Rwanda Revenue Authority, where he occupied various positions in the Customs Services Department, the Commissioner General’s Office and finally serving as the Chief Finance Officer.

Reuben is a full member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Taxation from The University of Sydney - Australia, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Makerere University - Uganda and a Diploma in Trade Policy from The University of Nairobi.

Equity Price List

BOK 290 290 290
BRL 150 150 150
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KCB 340 --- ---
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CTL 54 54 54

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USD 861.0000 874.0000


GBP 1135.0000 1195.0000

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