Ivan Ntwali - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Ivan Ntwali

Ivan Ntwali

Country Director


Give Directly


Ntwali Ivan is the Country Director of GiveDirectly Rwanda – a non-profit that fosters financial inclusion by using digital payments to deliver unconditional cash grants to the bottom of the pyramid population. For the past three years, GiveDirectly has supported an excess of 44,465 rural households in Rwanda and delivered up to $20M in livelihood support. Ivan is a board member at ARED – a Rwandan service company that offers technology and financial solutions while harnessing solar energy. 


He has over 13 years’ experience in the private sector across East Africa, where he commenced with his career at Total Uganda, a leading global energy player. He moved to the telecom sector and worked with Airtel Rwanda, where he was at the forefront of setting up a mobile money payment platform.

He is a strategic thinker with an aptitude to solve complex problems, which has demonstrated bu the success throughout his career.


Ivan graduated with an Honors degree in Business Administration (BBA) and another bachelor’s degree in Micro finance from Uganda Martyrs University. He is an avid reader and likes to spend his free time traveling.