Patrick Buchana elected new chairperson of PSF’s Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs

AC-Group founder Mr. Patrick Buchana was elected new chairperson of the chamber for young entrepreneurs in the private sector federation (PSF).

This election took place at PSF headquarters on Tuesday when closing the elections started a week ago from February 14-21, 2018.

Buchana was elected the chairperson of the chamber followed by Mr.Regis Umugiraneza, the 1st Vice President and Mr Emmanuel Tuyisenge, the 2nd Vice President.

Elected new leaders of the chamber are expected to drive businesses in their respective areas of influence for the next three years.

After the election, Buchana thanked everyone who voted for him and he also committed to serve the chamber with utmost diligence. “I thank everybody for the confidence and trust to vote me. I promise no matter possible support and close partnership and you know that our country expects more results from us young entrepreneurs,” saiod Buchana.

Bucyana is now acting as the Chief Executive Officer of AC-Group Ltd, the local cashless pioneer that played a significant role in Kigali’s change to a cashless payment system using the popular Tap&Go smart cards, gathering together over960,000 users in Rwanda.

He also sits on the Invest in Africa Committee based in Cote d’Ivoire. His vast knowledge of the ICT ecosystem also got him appointed as the Chairman of kLab innovation space.

With a passion for working with children, Buchana is on the advisory Board of Agahozo Shalom Youth Village and; Prior to founding AC-Group, he was project head on the “IkayiY’umudugudu” project in partnership with Microsoft4Afrika initiative.

Having a passion for literature, Buchana is also a writer and columnist with The New Times Publications.

Buchana pursued Advanced Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business based in California, United States of America and is currently undertaking Executive Management at Harvard Business School. He is also a member of the Harvard Forum for Growth and Innovation.

Analysts have described these elections as very meaningful for the country given that the private sector is the driver of the economy.

According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB)’s figures, PSF provides the highest contribution to employment with 98%  in the country.


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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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