Mr Elias Baingana is the Chief Operating Officer of Crystal Ventures Limited, the leading private investment company in Rwanda. He previously served as the Director General of National Budget in the Rwanda Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for over 7 years.
He holds a Master degree in International Taxation from Sydney University (Australia), a Master of Science degree in Finance from SOAS (UK) and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Makerere University (Uganda).
He has attended various professional courses including the trade policy course at the WTO Institute and the financial programming and policy course at the IMF institute.
He also attended the public finance management executive courses at the Harvard Kennedy School and at Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
Prior to joining Crystal Ventures, Mr Elias has worked for the Rwanda Revenue Authority as a tax professional for over 9 years before joining the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.