Lydie Hakizimana

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Lydie Hakizimana
Co-founder of Drakkar Limited

Lydie Hakizimana is co-founder and Managing Director of Drakkar Limited, a reseller and distributor of educational textbooks in Rwanda.

AWARDS
- Lydie is the Chairperson of Rwanda's Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs at Private Sector Federation
- Lydie is the JCI Rwanda National President
- 2012, Lydie is nominated to the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme
- 2012, Lydie is the winner of US AID's "All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge to Development" Award
- 2010, Lydie is selected Pearson 'Sales Representative of the Year

Lydie Hakizimana is co-founder and Managing Director of Drakkar Limited, a reseller and distributor of educational textbooks in Rwanda. For Lydie, it all started back in 2006 when her passion for reading led her to open a small second-hand bookstore. Before long, her entrepreneurial instincts had her developing relationships with numerous publishing companies, eventually striking a deal with UK publisher, Pearson Education. Drakkar rapidly evolved into a leading educational textbooks reseller in Rwanda, becoming an important enabler of her country’s vision for building a knowledge-based economy. Today, Lydie manages 45 employees and thirty part-time distributors.

OUR PEOPLE
Dr. Prince Osei
Lead Scientist & Director, Quantum Leap Africa (QLA)
Thierry Zomahoun
AIMS President & CEO
Prof. Terry Rudolph
Scientific Advisory Council
Prof. Maria Fasli
Scientific Advisory Council