MTI wins Rwanda mandate; sets up East Africa office

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MTI Consulting CEO Hilmy Cader

Rwanda-based MTI Project Resource Benjamin Rufagari

Ethiopia-based MTI Associate Afework Yohannes

  • Rwanda becomes 49th country in which MTI has carried out an assignment

MTI Consulting has won its first project in Rwanda – a competitive tender for a nationally strategic consulting project, in joint alliance with Nambiar Associates. Rwanda is the 49th country in which MTI has carried out an assignment, since its inception in 1997. 

Meanwhile, MTI Consulting is also planning to set up its East African Regional Office in Kigali – which is considered to be the ‘Tech Hub’ of Africa and tipped to be the ‘Singapore’ of Africa.

“Africa is undoubtedly the growth continent of the 21st century. Over the last three years we have been focusing on regional opportunities across East Africa – given the access to these markets from Asia and the Gulf and strong business links we have. With the latest in-country project we won in Rwanda, we are currently setting up our East Africa Regional Office in Kigali. Given its strategic location we plan to access the key markets of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia from Kigali,” MTI Consulting CEO Hilmy Cader said.

Coming out of a devastating genocide in 1994, Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation is considered a ‘case study’ for the developing world. In 2019, Rwanda was the world’s 3rd fastest growing economy, ranked 38th (and 2nd in Africa) for Ease of Doing Business and 1st for Government Transparency in Africa. Interestingly, Rwanda has the highest female participation (61%) in Parliament in the world and it ranked 9th in the Global Gender Gap index 2020 (1st in Africa).

Commenting on the eve of their first market visit, MTI Regional Head for Rwanda Darshana Buragohain said: “We are very impressed with the level of professionalism and corporate governance in Rwanda. The growth prospects for our business looks very promising. I am looking forward to build a strong team of Rwandans – who will help take MTI to greater heights in East Africa.”

MTI Consulting is an internationally-networked boutique management consultancy, offering advisory services in Strategy, Operations and Corporate Finance. Since its inception in 1997, MTI has worked on over 670 assignments in over 49 countries, covering a diverse range of industries, clients and business challenges.