Malaika Rousseau

Why Work in Finance

Malaika ROUSSEAU is the Senior Strategy and Policy Analyst of Rwanda Finance Limited, the company promoting and developing Rwanda as a leading financial destination for international investment and cross-border transactions in Africa.

Malaika is experienced in international resource mobilization and market. Passionate about Rwanda’s sustainable development, Malaika has always been driven by the aim to make an impact on society, work on global issues, and find solutions that could have a larger impact on the African continent. She holds a particular interest in policy analysis and investment promotion opportunities for Rwandan SMEs.

Prior to joining Rwanda Finance, Malaika worked for various financial institutions both in Rwanda and Belgium, including the Development Bank of Rwanda as the Resource Mobilization Manager, as well as Euroclear Bank and Bank of New York Mellon. She also served as a Board Member for the National Coordination Team for Engagement with the Green Climate Fund.

Malaika holds a Master of Science in Economics with a Specialization in Firms Strategies and Finance Markets, from the Catholic University of Louvain. She also holds a Bachelor of Business and Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Clemson University in USA. She is also a Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance, from Frankfurt School, Germany.