President and Chairman @ African Global Chamber of Commerce
Olivier Kamanzi is a capital markets expert, international financial sector development consultant, global speaker, and philanthropist. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of Africa Global Chamber of Commerce headquartered in Chicago. Mr. Kamanzi is Chairman of African Union African Diaspora Sixth Region – Illinois, Chapter. He is Founder and CEO of Globrock Financial Group Inc., a global management consulting and investment advisory firm with its headquarters in Chicago and its subsidiaries both in the US and Africa. He is the former Deputy CEO of Capital Market Authority of Rwanda, former Senior Investment Specialist of Citigroup (Citibank) and Executive Employee at JPMorgan Chase. He is Founder and Chairman of The Olivier Kamanzi Foundation – a public charitable organization.
Kamanzi is also President of the Board of Directors of Saint Sabina Academy, an affiliate to Saint Sabina Catholic Church based in Chicago. Mr. Kamanzi assisted in the establishment of the Rwandan capital markets industry and the creation of the Rwanda Capital Market Authority and Rwanda Stock Exchange. He initiated different policies including the East Africa Regional Financial Market Infrastructure Development and Regional Capital Markets harmonization and integration. Mr. Kamanzi is a current Doctorate Candidate in Philosophy Organizational Leadership and Entrepreneurship with specialization in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He holds an MBA in Finance from Ashford University, the Forbes School of Business in Iowa and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Fribourg in Switzerland.
His hobbies include running, reading, and serving the community by mentoring youth, providing financial literacy classes, and he teaches a stock market program to 8th Graders. He appeared in various radio, TV, and written media including WVON Radio, BBC World Services, Voice of America, African Union Magazines, CNBC Africa, Reuters, Nation, East African, GhanaWeb, and many more. He has written multiple articles on financial and leadership matters.