Business Culture in Rwanda

Doing Business in Rwanda

A brief overview of some key concepts to consider when doing business in Rwanda

Written and Produced by Justin Ngoga

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This country profile has been created and produced to give a short, detailed overview of the key aspects to consider when doing business in Rwanda. It was created with the intention to assist business people who are doing or wanting to do business in this country. However, this booklet should not be seen as a substitute for more substantial research should there be a need.

Business Culture in Rwanda covers areas which are vital to developing a better understanding of the country’s culture and cultural business mindset and how it differs from thought processes associated with business in other parts of the world.

This document is broken down into short, bite-sized sections on the following topics:

  • Business Culture
  • Background to business
  • Management style
  • Meetings
  • Communication Styles
  • Teams
  • Women in business
  • Dress Code
  • Top tips
  • Impact Route


This country-specific business culture profile was written by Keith Warburton who is the founder of the cultural awareness training consultancy Global Business Culture

Global Business culture is a leading training provider in the fields of cross-cultural communication and global virtual team working.  We provide training to global corporations in live classroom-based formats, through webinars and also through our cultural awareness digital learning hub, Global Business Compass.

This World Business Culture profile is designed as an introduction to business culture in Rwanda only and a more detailed understanding needs a more in-depth exploration which we can provide through our training and consultancy services.

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