Rwanda

ICM Rwanda is a partnership between ICM and the people of Rwanda

Executive Staff

Paul Talay – ICM Rwanda Agribusiness

Paul relocated to Kigali, Rwanda with his wife Shirley in 2006 to take up his role with ICM Rwanda Agribusiness. Paul's early employment history includes positions with the Department of Primary Industries in Victoria as Agronomy Advisor; Irrigation Agronomist and Consultant with AIDAB (Indo Australian Dairy Cattle Breeding Project) in India; Rice Farm Manager for Brewer Solomons and Associates in the Solomon Islands; and Pakistan Agricultural Research Council as Agronomist located in Azad Kashmir. Due to unrest between India and Pakistan over disputed territory resulting in it becoming unsafe to live and work there, Paul moved to Tasmania as Research Station Manager for the Department of Primary Industries. From here, Paul moved to Hay as an Associate Consultant with Booth and Associates. Then he worked for 7 years as a Regional Agronomist with Pivot with time spent in South Australia, NSW and North Queensland. While working at Pivot, Paul was awarded the Agronomy medal for achievements in Agronomy and Prescription Farming in 1998.

Paul left this job to take up an Indian appointment with Technico Limited as a Production Facility Manager.

More recently, before moving to Kigali, Paul has worked as a Horticultural Agronomist with Incitec Pivot in Townsville and then for the SW region.

Paul's qualifications include; a Bachelor of Applied Science, a Diploma of Agricultural Science, and a Certificate of Farm Management.

Jean Calvin Kayiranga – ICM Rwanda Agribusiness

Des WheelanJean Calvin Kayiranga is the Director for ICM Rwanda Agribusiness. Calvin is Rwandese, 49 years of age, married to Loula (from Djibouti), and has five sons, as follows, ranging in age from 4-18 yo.

Calvin graduated from the University of Senegal with a degree in Electrical Engineering, and brings twenty years of managerial experience to ICM-RA in the fields of computer technology, food, paper, tobacco, and cosmetics industries.

For the past 10 years Calvin has been a Board Director on a diverse number of organisations in Rwanda, including, RBS (Rwanda Bureau of Standards), ARI (Rwandan Association of Manufacturers), CAPMER (Small & Medium size Business Support Centre), ADAR (American Agricultural Support Agency), ISAE (Agriculture and Veterinary University - Current chairman), and S.P (Societe Petroliere).

He has an astute understanding of the Rwandan business environment to offer ICM-RA, plus a wide managerial knowledge gained from working, studying, and conducting business exhibitions, in North, South, East, and West Africa, Western Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia, and the USA.