(Ecofin Agency) - On June 12, 2019, Swedish IT innovation and entrepreneurship firm Norrsken announced the installation of a branch in Kigali, Rwanda. This branch, which is the second in the world, should help Rwanda reach its goal of becoming a regional hub for tech innovation and entrepreneurship.
For Norrsken’s CEO Erik Engellau-Nilsson, Rwanda is a natural gateway towards rapid growth markets in East and Central Africa.
Funda Sezgi, chief operation officer at Norrsken, explains that Rwanda is a strategic place. According to Funda Sezgi, Norrsken’s 10-year plan is to be present in 25 markets to attract and integrate ideas, talents and innovations across the region while creating a favourable environment for entrepreneurship.
Paula Ingabire, Rwanda’s IT minister, indicates that this investment is a step further in the transformation of the country’s economy via innovation.
Let’s note that Norrsken has bought the Belgian School of Kigali where it will build the new branch.