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Arlette Rwakazina holds a Master’s of Science in Communications, Control and Digital Signal Processing from University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electromechanical Engineering from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology and is a certified Digital Finance Practitioner from the Digital Frontier Institute in collaboration with Tufts University. 

Arlette is passionate about Digital Finance, Financial Inclusion and Digital Transformation. She is currently the Country Lead of The Rwanda Economy Digitization Program – Cenfri which is an initiative to support the public and private sector in Rwanda towards  a sustained shift to an inclusive digital economy. Arlette has previously worked as General Manager Cybersecurity and Strategic Integrations at Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) in charge of cybersecurity within the utilities RURA regulates as well as emerging and innovative technologies and big data. Prior to that she worked at Ericsson as the Senior Solution Architect and Business Analyst for Mobile Financial Services where she engaged partners to design mobile money solutions that are commercially and technically viable while also ensuring there is a well operating and complaint mobile money system for telecom operators.

Arlette has considerable board experience having served as a Board Member and Chairperson of the Information Technology (IT) Committee at Cogebanque.