TANCon2008 - October 2008 - Africa & the US: Entrepreneurial Opportunities - Taking the Leap of Faith
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Brenda Wright
Frederick E. Jordan
Guy Kawasaki
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Theogene Rudasignwa
Leila Chirayath
Eghosa Omoigui
Jacques Bonjawo
Daniel Edibe
Ike Eze
Mohamed Hersi
Jay Ward
John Njoku
Ted Okendu
Laura Roden
Luc Tengueu
AJ Patel
Anthony R. Vonsee
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Erica Estrada
Tom Arnold
Kaval Kerul
Richard Osei-Anim
Michael L. Dworkin
Almaz Negash
William Guyster
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg
Matthew Stephen Stepka


Theogene Rudasingwa, MD, MA, PhD (Hon)

Vice President, Global Affairs and Global Projects Specialist
Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation


Theogene Rudasingwa is Vice President, Global Affairs and Global Projects Specialist for Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation. In this role, Dr. Rudasingwa is responsible for establishing and developing Pangaea’s global partnerships with organizations engaged in large scale HIV/AIDS treatment delivery. He also serves as a key member of Pangaea project teams, working with in-country partners to maximize the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS treatment programs and provides leadership to Pangaea’s fundraising and development efforts, while managing the organization’s external relations.

Dr. Rudasingwa graduated from the School of Medicine at Makerere University in Kampala Uganda in 1990. He was a leader in the Rwandese Patriotic Front from 1990 to 1996, working to stop the genocide and save lives and then playing a key role in the establishment of the new government. From 1996 to 1999, he was the first Ambassador to the United States in post-genocide Rwanda, helping to shape the country’s new relationship with the U.S.

Dr. Rudasingwa was Chief of Staff for the Office of the Vice President of Rwanda in 1999, before becoming Chief of Staff to the Office of the President of Rwanda from 2000 to 2004. In this position he worked closely with senior Rwandan government official to develop and implement a strategic vision for Rwanda and its people. He was responsible for the establishment a new Office of the President, including infrastructure, staffing, processes and protocols for innovative government.

Dr. Rudasingwa earned a Masters of Arts in International Affairs at Tufts University in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, he was also a lecturer and visiting scholar with the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley where he was Director of Bridging the Divide, an initiative to support sustainable development in the developing world.

Dr. Rudasingwa received an honorary Ph.D. from Trinity College in 1999 for his leadership and contribution to the positive changes that have taken place in Rwanda. He also received the “Global Leader for Tomorrow Award” from the World Economic Forum in 2001, honoring him for “leadership in difficult times and his contribution to peace and prosperity for all humanity.”

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