Donald Kaberuka
Chairman of SouthBridge

Donald Kaberuka is Chairman and Managing Partner of SouthBridge 7th President, African Development Bank (2005-2015)
Finance Minister of Rwanda (1997-2005)
Hauser Fellow in Residence, Harvard Kennedy School (2015 – 2016) Special Envoy, African Union Peace Fund
Chair: IMF Third Independent Evaluation Panel. Member ,Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees.

Donald Kaberuka; is Chairman and Managing Partner, SouthBridge (, a Pan African Financial and Investment Advisory firm

7th President of the African Development Bank Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors for two successive five year terms (2005-2015)
Under his leadership the Bank tripled its capital from USD 30 billion to USD 100 billion and doubled the portfolio to USD 12 billion per annum.
Dr Kaberuka’s leadership was characterised by a “big push” on infrastructure ,private sector development,economic intergration and fragile states.
The Bank led from the front on business development.In ten years the Bank support to the private sector grew from USD 500 million to USD 2.8 billion per annum.

President Kaberuka championed an inclusive growth agenda; promoting a strong link between security, development and environment.

The African Development Bank played a major countercyclical role during the global financial crisis when the Bank, for the first time, became the largest lender to African countries,providing up to USD 12 billion in liquidity, balance of payments, budget and other forms of support to help Africa weather the global financial crisis

Prior to joining the African Development Bank, Dr Kaberuka was Finance Minister of Rwanda for eight years (1997-2005) leading the economic team within the Government of Rwanda. In that capacity he served as Governor for Rwanda for the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Dr. Kaberuka is an alumnus of the University of Glasgow in Scotland ,was Hauser Leader in Residence at Harvard Kennedy School and is Chair of the International Advisory Council of the African Leadership University.

He currently serves on the Boards of several global corporate philanthropic foundations and think tanks including
the Rockefeller Foundation,Mo Ibrahim Foundation, the Centre for Global Development , Brookings Institution,African Leadership University
He is also a member of several international panels on global finance and development issues . These include co Chair with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron of the Oxford – LSE Commission on Fragile States.

Dr Kaberuka was in 2017 appointed as Chair of the Third IMF Panel on the Independent Evaluation.
Early this year he was named Special Envoy of the African Union on the Peace Fund and sustainable Financing for the Union.