DALE DAWSON

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Dale Dawson is an investment banker, entrepreneur, and founder, Chair & CEO of Bridge2Rwanda. He serves on the Presidential Advisory Council of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the board of Halftime Institute and the investment committee of Diamond State Ventures. Since 2002, Dale has helped launch and grow a number of businesses and social enterprises in Rwanda. During his first half, Dale served as Head of Investment Banking at Stephens Inc; Partner and National Director at KPMG; and Chair & CEO of TruckPro, an independent distributor of commercial truck parts he later sold to AutoZone. Dale and his wife, Judi, are University of Texas graduates who split their time between Little Rock and Kigali. They have two adult children, a son-in-law and a new granddaughter.

ABOUT DALE

ONE THING I'VE LEARNED ?

You have to live on the edge of uncertainty to see miracles

BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT ?

You’re an entrepreneur and investment banker … why don’t you spend the rest of your life building businesses in Rwanda. 

FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE, OR PIECE OF ART ?

Favorite books: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Halftime by Bob Buford, and Good to Great by Jim Collins

SOMEONE I ADMIRE ?

My parents

SOMETHING I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT ?

Rwanda, entrepreneurship and family

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ?

How dependent we are on the power of His Spirit