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Donald Kaberuka

Senior Advisor


Donald Kaberuka joined The Boston Consulting Group in November 2016. As a core member of the Social Impact and Public Sector practices, he advises the firm on economic development and development finance issues.

Donald is a former president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), having served two five-year terms. At the AfDB, Donald oversaw a major redirection in its strategy for development and poverty reduction in Africa, increasing emphasis on the private sector and the importance of major infrastructure developments in areas such as roads, railways, power plants, and communications, especially as they relate to promoting regional integration in Africa. During his tenure, the bank’s capital tripled and its portfolio doubled.

Before joining the African Development Bank, Donald had a distinguished career in banking, international trade and development, and government service. He served as Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning from 1997 to 2005, and oversaw Rwanda’s economic reconstruction after the end of the civil war.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social impact
  • Economic development
  • Finance and banking
  • International trade


  • PhD, Economics, Glasgow University
  • MPhil, University of East Anglia

Honors and Awards

  • Board of Trustees, World Economic Forum
  • Board of Trustees, The Mandela Institute (Minds)
  • Board of Trustees, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Hauser Leader-in-Residence, Center for Public Leadership Community as a African Union (AU) High Representative for the Peace Fund
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