CTL People
Name Position
Jack N. Kayonga Chairman
Vincent Gatete Director, Chief Executive Officer
Cherno Gaye Independent Non-executive Director
Jack Kayonga Mr. Jack Kayonga has held different positions both in the public and private sector, including having worked as an advisor to the Minister of Finance, as Deputy Director General of Rwanda Development Bank in charge of investments (2006-2009), and later taking over as the CEO of Rwanda Development Bank (2009-2013). He is currently the Executive Chairman of Crystal Ventures a role he assumed in 2013. Jack has served on numerous boards including Chairman of the Board of Prime Economic Zones Ltd, Chairman of the Board of the Rwanda Investment Group, and as Chairman of the Board of MTN Rwanda, a positon he has held since 2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the National University of Rwanda, a Master’s Degree in Finance and Banking from Cardiff University (UK) and is pursuing a Doctorate in Business Leadership with the Swiss Management Centre. Jack has won a number of accolades including World Economic Forum, Global Young leader 2015, CNBC Africa “Africa’s Young Business Leader of the year 2012” and the East African’s “All Africa Business Leaders Award” in 2012.
Vincent Gatete Vincent Gatete is currently the General Manager of Intersec Security Ltd, the largest security company in Rwanda with over 60% market share. Prior to that, Vincent served as the Group Company Secretary at Crystal Ventures for 5 years and he previously worked as a tax state attorney and International affairs manager in Rwanda Revenue Authority. Vincent is a registered member of the Kigali Bar Association and the East African Law Society. Vincent has served on a number of boards including currently on the Board of Prime Life Insurance Ltd, Akagera Aviation Ltd, Ultimate Concepts Ltd and the Board of MTN Rwanda, a position he has held since 2013. He holds a Bachelors of Law (LLB) from the National University of Rwanda and is in the process of completing an MBA from Strathmore Business School- Nairobi, Kenya. He is a Certified International Procurement Professional (CIPP).
Cherno Gaye Cherno Gaye is a Partner of Century Private Advisors, an Advisory firm focused on Financial Management that he co-founded in late 2013. Prior to that he served as CEO of Ultimate Developers Ltd, a subsidiary of the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) focussed on Real Estate from 2012 to 2014 and also briefly as Deputy CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Doyelcy Group, an investment holding company registered in Mauritius and based in Rwanda focussed on Real Estate investments from July 2011 to December 2011. Prior to that, Cherno worked for the African Management Services Company (AMSCO), a UN project aimed at providing expatriate managers to African companies. Between 2005 and 2010 he was seconded to Banque Commerciale du Rwanda (BCR), a local bank owned by Actis and now part of the I&M Group, as Chief Financial Officer, where amongst other achievements he played a major role in helping BCR to issue Rwanda’s first corporate bond. Before the AMSCO assignment, He was Finance Manager (Head of Finance) of Maersk Gambia Ltd, a subsidiary of AP Moller Maersk A/S Group. He also helped set-up a subsidiary company of Maersk Gambia Ltd in Guinea Bissau. Cherno also worked as an external auditor with both KPMG and Deloitte and Touche. Cherno is a qualified chartered certified accountant and a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is also a founding member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda ICPA(R) as well as a member of the CFA institute and the CFA Society of South Africa. He is a Gambian National.