Dr. Diane Karusisi
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Dr. Diane Karusisi

Dr. Diane Karusisi
CEO, Bank of Kigali

Dr. Diane Karusisi is the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Kigali. She is a seasoned economist who has held several leadership positions in the past. Prior to joining Bank of Kigali, Diane was the Head of Strategy and Policy and Chief Economist at the office of the President’s. Diane also served at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda where she oversaw the design and implementation of major surveys.


Before she moved back to Rwanda, Diane worked as a Fixed Income Portfolio Engineer at Credit Suisse in Zurich and taught statistics at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She studied Economics majoring in Econometrics and holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Fribourg. Her research areas mainly concentrated on Risk Modeling and Measurement. Her doctoral thesis entitled “Dependency in credit portfolios: Modeling with Copula Functions” was published in 2009.


Diane currently serves as non-executive director on several boards including the University of Rwanda and Rwanda Development Board.


Dr. Diane was named among the Inaugural List of 100 Most Influential African Women in 2019 by Avance Media.