Clément Uwajeneza is the Country Director at Andela in Kigali, a technology company that helps companies build high performing distributed engineering teams by investing in Africa’s most talented software developers. Founded on the premise that brilliance is evenly distributed, Andela – whose centres are in Lagos, Kampala, Nairobi, San Francisco and New York City – has built one of the most selective engineering institutions in the world.
As a Country Director for Andela’s first pan-African hub, Clement provides strategic leadership and direction to the Kigali office and is also responsible for its programmatic and operational management.
From 2014, Clément was the founding CEO of Irembo an eGovernment service with over 15,000 daily users. Most recently, he was the Experience Community Lead of umva.ai, an open source initiative to build tools for natural language human-computer interfaces for Kinyarwanda speakers. He is actively engaged in Rwanda’s tech ecosystem, where he currently serves as the Chairman of the Rwanda Chamber of ICT.
Clément holds a Master’s in Computer Sciences and Management from Polytech Montpellier in France. He also completed the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in Africa program in 2016.