07 Nov LifeNet Appoints Gérard Nshimirimana as DRC Country Director
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo: On November 1, 2019, LifeNet International promoted Gérard Nshimirimana to the position of Country Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nshimirimana holds a Master’s in Health Economics and has a wealth of experience and education in health systems strengthening—all of which he brings to his new role as DRC Country Director.
“I am thrilled to promote Gérard to the role of DRC Country Director,” said VP of Programs David Scheiman. “Since coming to LifeNet, Gérard has demonstrated an ability to learn quickly and manage others well. His passion for improving healthcare in the region is evident and we look forward to seeing the DRC program continue to grow under his leadership.”
Nshimirimana joined LifeNet in 2013 as a Management Trainer in Burundi. Recognized for his skill in management, he was promoted to Senior Management Trainer and later Program Manager in Burundi before this latest promotion to DRC Country Director. Prior to joining LifeNet, he was a teacher in a nursing school in Bujumbura, Burundi. With an educational background in health services management, health economics, and health systems strengthening, Nshimirimana has both the experience and knowledge to lead the DRC program into the future. Having held multiple positions at LifeNet, Nshimirimana also brings institutional knowledge at every level of LifeNet’s programmatic work into his new role as Country Director.
“It is a pleasure to be promoted to a position where I can continue to realize my full potential and put it to work for the expansion of my organization that I love so much,” said Nshimirimana. “By God’s grace, I’m confident that I will accomplish my new tasks well.”