Lucy Nshuti Mbabazi
United Nations Capital Development Fund – Rwanda
Lead, Africa Advocacy & Partnerships – Better Than Cash Alliance
Nshuti leads Africa Advocacy & Partnerships at the United Nations Better Than Cash Alliance, working with regional and continental organizations to accelerate the adoption and usage of digital payments as a catalyst for digital financial inclusion for every African for the success of the one Africa market.
Before joining the United Nations, Nshuti served as Ecobank Group Merchant Acquiring Manager, leading digital merchant solutions for 33 African countries; Country Manager Rwanda, Burundi, and Malawi for Visa Inc. Africa, and Strategy and Policy Advisor to Rwanda Development Board IT Department.
Nshuti is the founding President of Girls in ICT Rwanda, which is inspiring more girls to choose STEM careers; Founding Board Chair, Leo Africa Institute, which is nurturing Young and Emerging Leaders across Africa; Non-Executive Director BBOXX Rwanda Board, which is powering Rwandan homes with solar electricity; Chair Rwanda Internet Community Association (RICTA), which represents the interests of Rwandans on the internet, and Advisory Board Member to Girl Effect, which worked to enable Rwanda’s adolescent girls to reach their full potential.
Nshuti holds a Master of Science in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology & Management from Laroche University.