Until his appointment to the Finance Ministry, Claver Gatete served as Governor of the National Bank of Rwanda since May 2011. He is not new to the Ministry of Finance which he served in as Secretary General and Secretary to the Treasury from 2003 to 2005. From 2001 to 2003, he worked in the Office of the President as a Personal Representative of the President on NEPAD Steering Committee; Coordinator of the National African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), member of the APR National Commission; and Member of the NEPAD’s African Partnership Forum (APF). Before joining the Office of the President, Claver Gatete worked with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – Kigali-Rwanda as a National Economist. He holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of British Columbia in Canada.