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Monique Nsanzabaganwa is deputy governor of the Central Bank of Rwanda. Previously, she was the Minister of Trade and Industry of Rwanda. Prior to that, she served as the Minister of State in charge of economic planning in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Rwanda. Before joining the cabinet, she worked with the National University of Rwanda as a lecturer. Her areas of interest are applied microeconomics, trade, industrial economics (with a particular interest in small and medium enterprises), and economic policy. Since February 2006, as co-chair of the Task Force on Policymaking Systems and Process, she has championed reforms geared towards efficient implementation of the nation's shared vision and consensus building among the private sector, civil society, and government. She holds a cum laude master's degree in economics from The University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. She was awarded the Stellenbosch University's Department of Economics Best Masters Student Prize in March 2002. She is currently doing a PhD program with the same university. Monique is a Fellow of the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government's Executive Education in Public Financial Management. She is married to Théogène Bangwanubusa and is mother to two sons and a daughter. She is a Fellow of the second class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-East Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.