Michaella Rugwizangoga is a Rwandan engineer with experience in strategic planning, project management and product development. Upon completion of her Master’s degree at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, she worked for the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), VillageGroup*, Imbuto Foundation.She joined the Volkswagen Group in April 2018 as CEO of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda, making her the first african woman CEO within the group. Michaella is a World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper and an active member of the Kigali Hub since 2014. She is a member of the “Africa50”; a pool of 50 Global Shapers selected to attend the World Economic Forum on Africa (AF16) in 2016. She is also a member of the „Davos50“, and spoke on matters related to youth, leadership and development at the World Economic Forum 2017 in Davos, Switzerland.