Michaella Rugwizangoga has been appointed as Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda's new chief executive officer. Rugwizangoga is a chemical engineer by profession.
Rugwizangoga reportedly comes with a wealth of strategic planning, project management and product development experience. She is a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and an active member of the Kigali Hub.
At a media briefing in Kigali in January 2018, Thomas Schaefer
, chairman and managing director of Volkswagen Group South Africa announced the registration of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda and the introduction of the integrated automotive mobility solution in Rwanda. This concept is a first for Rwanda and also a first for Volkswagen worldwide.
“Being asked to start and run a new company from the ground up, whilst having the opportunity to implement a world first in mobility solutions for Volkswagen, is a challenge I relish and am looking forward to. The conducive local environment is also the ideal springboard for future expansions across the African continent," said Rugwizangoga.
"We welcome Michaella into the Volkswagen family and we know she will be a worthy asset to our company. Rwanda’s forward-thinking attitude to technology and development is one of the reasons we saw potential in this country," said Schaefer.