Isaac Rugamba Rutagwenda is a Resource Mobilization Manager at the Development Bank of Rwanda. He recently attended his graduation ceremony at SOAS, where he completed his studies back in 2020 with an MSc in Public Policy, Finance, and Management. We asked Isaac about his career at BRD, his hobbies, and his work-life balance.
We'd love to hear about your time at SOAS University. How have the skills and knowledge you gained there contributed to your personal growth?
I was grateful to have been awarded the Chevening Scholarship which enabled me to pursue my masters in the UK. SOAS University is a unique institution. Its teaching has a specific focus on the global south which is not the case in most universities in the West.
The makeup of my cohort was also a bonus. In a class of about 15 people, there were around 13 nationalities with all my classmates bringing with them valuable things to learn from their countries and through their experiences which greatly contributed to my appreciation of diversity.