Joshua Rugema

Country Director , East Africa Exchange (EAX), Rwanda

Joshua Rugema is currently the Country Director at East Africa Exchange (EAX), Rwanda and Head of East Africa Operations. Prior to joining EAX, Joshua was the Managing Director at H2O Venture Partners, providing leadership for the firms Africa operations.  H2O Venture Partners is an investment firm that is building and investing in profitable, high-growth, high-impact, agricultural ventures in East Africa.

Joshua grew up in Kenya, Germany, Israel and The United States of America and spent ten years in private equity and investment management at RGG Capital Partners in the US before moving to East Africa in 2015. Joshua began his career in sales and supply chain management at the Weaver Company, a fast growing international snack Food Company with facilities in the United States of America, Europe and Argentina. He is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Rwanda National Agricultural Export Board (NAEB). Joshua also serves on the advisory board of Give Directly, Rocket Products and EarthEnable.