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The Jury

  • Ute Weiland
    CEO of “Germany – Land of Ideas”

  • Dr. Corinna Franke-Wöller
    Director Agency for Business & Economic Development

  • Michael Krake
    Director General „Global health; private sector; trade; rural development“ (acting)
    Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

AGYLE is a programme of the Agency for Business and Economic Development (AWE) and Germany - Land of Ideas. AWE is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and supported by GIZ and DEG.

Clarisse Iribagiza

CEO of HeHe

Clarisse Iribagiza is the Chief Executive Officer of HeHe, a leading geolocation-technology company she founded 10 years ago out of the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)Global Startup Program. HeHe’s vision is to enable Africans to live a life of abundance by optimizing supply chains to match demand and supply. HeHe is now the largest e-commerce business in Rwanda, digitizing over 200 businesses, and serving 2 million consumers.

Since 2016, Clarisse Iribagiza has also served as a member of the African Development Bank’s Presidential Youth Advisory Group that provides an important platform for the Bank to hear directly from young changemakers on ways to harness the skills, talents, and ideas of Africa’s youth. She advises on issues relating to the Future of Work, in line with the Bank’s vision is to build inclusive and transformative African economies where young people across different countries, socio-economic strata, rural-urban divides, gender, and age groups have access to productive, sustainable opportunities for employment and entrepreneurship.

In 2019, Clarisse Iribagiza was appointed to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as an eTrade for Women Advocate, an initiative aimed at harnessing the positive impact of digital technology, combined with the transformative power of female entrepreneurship to help accelerate wealth creation and poverty reduction in developing countries.

In 2020, Clarisse Iribagiza was appointed to the Africa Climate Foundation’s Advisory Council alongside four of Africa’s leading thinkers in the field of energy, development economics, industrial policy and trade, agriculture, gender, and social inclusion, and the role of technology. Clarisse joined the second edition of the Karman Fellowship Programme alongside 15 change-makers and global leaders who are shaping the future of space and The World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders class of 2021.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Rwanda’s College of Science and Technology and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the African Leadership University School of Business (ALUSB).