Eugene-Richard Gasana was appointed Ambassador of Rwanda to the United Nations on July 17, 2009.
Gasana was Ambassador to Germany from April 2004 to April 2009, with accreditation also to Austria, Bulgaria, Russian Federation, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic and Romania. In May 2005 he was appointed Alternate Governor ad hoc at the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank, during the election for that institution’s new President. He was Chairman of the Board of ARTEL Telecommunications in Rwanda from October 2002.
Gasana’s previous diplomatic experience includes a posting as Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and other international organizations — the World Trade Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization and the International Telecommunication Union — from 2001 to 2002.
He served as First Counsellor in Rwanda’s Embassy in Germany from 1998 to 2000 and was promoted to Minister Counsellor in December 2000; having previously been Chargé d’Affaires in that country from 1994 to 1995. He held the same position in Berne, Switzerland, from 1995 to 1997.
Gasana studied banking and business at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne, Germany, completing his training at Commerzbank and undertaking an Executive Master of Business Administration course at the European Business School in Maastricht, the Netherlands.
He was born in Bujumbura, Burundi on July 2, 1962, is married and has three children.
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