Revenue Administration (Tax)
Mr. Henry Kanyesiime Gaperi joined the center on April 1, 2017 as the Regional Revenue Administration Advisor. He has also worked in the same capacity in the IMF AFRITAC East serving seven eastern African countries. Henry has over 25 years of experience in taxation, revenue administration and institutional re-engineering. Prior to joining the center, Henry served as the first Commissioner General of Office Togolais des Recettees (OTR), where he helped the Government of Togo to create their revenue administration. He held several senior positions in Rwanda including: Chief Executive Officer of the Social Security Fund of Rwanda (SSFR) where he spearheaded reform and modernization of the social security system in Rwanda; The Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) where he championed reform and modernization of the Rwanda tax system ranging from policy, administration and legal framework. He coordinated the introduction of VAT in Rwanda. He also served as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce, Investment, Tourism and Cooperatives in Rwanda. He chaired the Rwanda Capital Markets Advisory Council charged with developing and regulating capital markets in Rwanda. He coordinated the introduction of the Capital market in Rwanda which commenced in 2008. He was a member of East Africa Information and Communication Technology Impact Investment task force. He has served on a number of boards including banks, academic institutions and NGOs.
Before joining the civil service, Henry worked and lectured at several universities both in Canada and Rwanda. He has an MBA from Simon Fraser University in Canada and a Bachelor of Commerce from the National University of Lesotho. He is a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.