PATRICK RUKUNDO

Business Associate

Patrick Rukundo is a Group 2 Bridge2Rwanda Scholar who returned to Rwanda to start new businesses and foster entrepreneurship among other young Rwandans who are graduating from university and returning home. Patrick currently works as a Business Associate at Bridge2Rwanda Services, where he conducts analytical research on investment opportunities in Rwanda, prepares financial analysis, and works to establish a system to help launch businesses. He is passionate about helping foreign investors and other B2R scholars bring their business ideas to life. He believes his purpose in life is to be a leader, and he is in a unique position to help the people of Rwanda. Patrick is originally from Gisenyi, Rwanda. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering with emphasis in the operation, development, design, and management of industrial plants. Outside the office, he enjoys home brewing, watching and playing sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

ABOUT PATRICK

ONE THING I'VE LEARNED ?

I can transform lives through entrepreneurship

BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT ?

To focus on education since it’s a way out of poverty

FAVORITE BOOK, MOVIE, OR PIECE OF ART ?

Built To Sell by John Warrillow 

SOMEONE I ADMIRE ?

My mother

SOMETHING I'M PASSIONATE ABOUT ?

Craft brewing using sorghum 

SOMETHING MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ?

I am the first to graduate from college in my family