Ntarugera Gakire

Chief Executive Officer, Select Kalaos, Rwanda

Ntarugera Gakire is the chief executive officer of Select Kalaos, one of the most respected printing, branding and advertising companies in Rwanda and the region. As an unconditional friend of artists, he supports, financially and logistically, numerous artistic events in Rwanda such as Festival Panafricain de la Danse (FESPAD), Rwanda Drum Festival (RDF), Comedy Knights, Miss Rwanda, and East African Night of Tolerance (EANT). He has toured internationally with Ingoma Nshya in Senegal and with Ikobe Muzik Group in the Netherlands. In 2011, he co-created Rwanda Professional Dreamers (RPD), a Rwandan NGO that aims to implement new, inventive and essential cultural projects. In 2012, he sponsored the production of the music album 'Mumataha' related to the 20th commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi. He represented RPD at Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014. He studied computer science at the National University of Rwanda.

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