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Patrick Nyirishema

Patrick Nyirishema

Director General




Since July 2014, Patrick Nyirishema has been serving as the Director General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), which regulates all utilities including Telecommunications, Transport, Energy, Water and Sanitation services, among others. He also serves as Rwanda’s Counselor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).


From June 2006 to July 2013, he served as Deputy Director General of Rwanda Information Technology Authority, and later as Deputy CEO in charge of ICT at Rwanda Development Board. Prior to June 2006, he held various responsibilities as an officer in the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF).