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Commissioner Beatrice Uwumukiza


Commissioner Uwumukiza is currently the Acting Director General of Rwanda Inspectorate, Competition and Consumer Protection Authority (RICA). Prior to that post, she was the Director General of the Rwanda Agriculture and Livestock Inspection and certification Services (RALIS) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) where she coordinated the Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) activities as well as the functions of the National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO).

She is the Focal Point for International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) for Rwanda. She also served as a Board Member of the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) 2012-2015 and the Vice Chairperson in the Board of Directors for Rwanda Agriculture and animal Resources Development Board (RAB) 2015-2018. She has vast experience in quality control as well as standards and regulations enforcement and actively participates in the development of several policies, regulations and standards. She holds a Master’s Degree in Plant Sciences with specialization in Plant Pathology and Entomology obtained from Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Commissioner Uwumukiza is the Chairperson of the Risk and Audit Committee of the Commission.