Alemayehu Konde Koira

Country Representative, Rwanda Mastercard Foundation

Alemayehu represents the Mastercard Foundation in Rwanda and leads the development and execution of programs to address the challenge of youth employment including the Hanga Ahazaza and Leaders in Teaching Initiatives. Alemayehu has more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of international non-governmental, donor and academic organizations within the international development field. Prior to his appointment as Country Representative, Alemayehu managed a portfolio of the Foundation’s Youth Livelihoods Program with a focus on youth employment, entrepreneurship, skills development, social and financial education and agriculture. Before joining the Foundation, Alemayehu worked for Plan International in different capacities based out of its headquarters, U.K., South Africa covering Eastern and Southern Africa Region and in Tanzania. Alemayehu holds a Bachelor of Science from Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia and a Master of Agriculture Economics from Reading University, UK.