Johan Debar holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics and another MA in Economics with Majors in International economics, econometrics, development economics.

He joins the BoD team with a rich experience spanning over 35 years in international cooperation and development economics.

Since 1998, he has been serving with the Belgium’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in several functions including Deputy Director General Development Cooperation (2014-2016), Permanent Mission of Belgium to the EU (2011-2014), Deputy Director Cabinet of the Minister of Development Cooperation (2008-2011), Research department Directorate General development cooperation (2004-2008), and the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations (1998-2004) among others.

He also previously worked in Rwanda as Economist in the Embassy of Belgium to Rwanda (1989-1992).

Mr. Debar has since September 2016 returned to Rwanda, serving at Embassy of Belgium to Rwanda in the capacity of Minister Counselor.