Theogene Rudasingwa, M.D., serves as Vice-President for Global Affairs and Programs of Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation.
Prior to coming to the United States, Dr. Rudasingwa was Chief of Staff for the Office of the President of the Republic of Rwanda (2000-04). During this time he worked closely with the Head of State, the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministers to develop and implement a strategic vision and direction for Rwanda and its people. Rudasingwa was a key player in establishing relationships with top U.S. and other international stakeholders to develop Rwanda’s strategy and effectively position the country within the competitive global marketplace.
From 1996-99, Rudasingwa was the Ambassador of Rwanda to the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina. As the first Ambassador in post-genocide Rwanda, he contributed to shaping the country’s new relationship with the U.S.
Prior to his service as Ambassador, Rudasingwa was the Secretary General of the Rwandese Patriotic Front (RPF) from 1990-96, where he worked closely with the Chairman, two Vice Chairmen and executive committee of the RPF in providing leadership to stop the genocide and save lives. He coordinated management, political, diplomatic and humanitarian activities after the signing of the Arusha Peace Agreement in 1994. He was a leading team member in the establishment of the Government of National Unity in Rwanda, overseeing recruitment and hiring of administration officials and staff at both the central government and provincial levels.
Rudasingwa has acted as a liaison between internal political groups, humanitarian organizations and the entire international community to confront the legacy of genocide and develop a supportive and collaborative national agenda for the new Rwanda.
Dr. Rudasingwa received his Doctor of Medicine from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda, and his Master of Arts in International Affairs from Tufts University, The Fletcher School, Boston, Massachusetts.