On June 11, 12 and 13, 2018 in Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier at Place des Arts, Concordia University in Canada, will present honorary doctorates to 11 individuals who have made their mark in the fields of law, art, Indigenous rights, journalism, nanoscience, business and philanthropy.
They will receive their honorary doctorates during the university’s spring convocation ceremonies
The honorands join more than 5,600 students from four Faculties and the School of Graduate Studies who will be receiving their diplomas.
One of the honorands is Rwanda’s Clare Akamanzi, CEO of Rwanda Development Board, who will be honored for her contribution in improving the business environment, private sector development, and standards of living for Rwandans
An international trade and investment lawyer, Clare Akamanzi received a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School (HKS). She received awards for academic excellence and distinguished contributions to the HKS community.
Akamanzi also holds an LLM (with distinction) in International Trade and Investment from the University of Pretoria as well as an LLM (honors) from Makerere University, Uganda.
During her international career, Akamanzi has worked as a commercial diplomat in London and a Trade Negotiator at the World Trade Organization in Geneva.
In 2012, she was named Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, and a year later was selected as one of Africa’s Top 20 Leading Women in Economic Development by Forbes.
Akamanzi will address the John Molson School of Business on Wednesday, June 13, at 10 a.m.
Other honorands and their biographies can be accessed below