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GIF Welcomes its first Chief Development Strategy Officer

By Alix Peterson Zwane, GIF CEO  |   Posted 10th June 2020

I am pleased to welcome Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa to GIF as our first Chief Development Strategy Officer, which will see him working across all GIF investments – including grants and risk capital investments – to ensure they are firmly grounded in evidence and development economics.

I know that GIF will benefit from Hashim’s background in development and government across Africa. He joins GIF after leading a team of experts for the Uganda Ministry of Finance that supported the establishment of a Covid-19 Economic Response unit and development of the Government’s fiscal stimulus package. He was also the Team Leader for Uganda for a £70m programme supporting Foreign Direct Investment in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Rwanda, and before that Director of Transformation and Service Delivery for a governance and accountability programme funded by DFID, USAID, and the EU, to provide institutional reform in sectors such as roads, procurement, city management, domestic resource mobilisation and the judiciary.

As Chief Strategy and Development Officer of the Rwanda Development Bank, he led the bank’s transformation agenda as a DFI that supports Rwanda’s development priorities. As Team Leader and Private Sector Development Adviser at DFID Rwanda, he managed a portfolio of nearly £100 million with investments across a diverse economic growth portfolio.