The Rwandan Cabinet has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the new Chief Tourism Officer for the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

She brings a wide range of expertise related to strategic planning, project management and product development to the tourism development team.

The Council member of the World Economic Forum has previously served as the CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions, making her the first African woman CEO within the group.

Rugwizangoga replaces Belise Kariza, who left RDB to join the Africa Wildlife Foundation as Country Director.

Read more from Tourism Update