Country Director Emeritus
Isabelle Byusa was IDEA4Africa’s first Country Director in Rwanda. She is from Kigali, and is a 2013 graduate from Babson College in the US with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to working with IDEA4Africa, she played a lead role in developing youth entrepreneurial leadership programs for Babson College.
In this role, she developed entrepreneurship education materials for teachers in Rwanda and worked to implement them in public and private secondary schools. When she is not working, you will find Isabelle teaching Zumba. As an entrepreneur herself, she has been highly successful in developing Rwanda’s first Zumba program, an aerobic fitness regimen that has gained widespread popularity. Isabelle just left Rwanda in August to attend Harvard University to pursue her graduate studies. She will continue to be a guiding force in what we are doing in Kigali as she is passionate about economic development in Rwanda and believes strongly in the power of entrepreneurship education in eradicating poverty and improving lives.