Chief Gas Policy Officer, Africa Development Bank
African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC)
Mr. Charles NYIRAHUKU has over 16 years’ strategic and operational experience in the petroleum sector across the East African region and beyond, especially in policy formulation, natural gas exploration and production and business transactions. Charles is currently working with the African Natural Resources Center, a non-lending entity of the African Development Bank as the Chief Gas Regulatory Officer. He focusses on supporting emerging gas producers in Africa to enhance the regulatory environment in the natural gas sector and build capacity for better resource planning and management. Prior to joining the Africa Development Bank, as a the Head of Petroleum and Gas Unit at the Rwandan Ministry of Energy, he coordinated the development process and monetization of the unique Lake Kivu Gas resource and pioneered the petroleum exploration program in Rwanda. He is a holder of a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Trinidad and Tobago and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Lubumbashi, in Democratic Republic of Congo.