BIRGER. Rwanda delivered a presentation on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), its relevance to Rwanda and the importance of a cyber resiliency framework.
On 25th May 2018, GDPR becomes effective worldwide. Non-compliance to GDPR will have adverse financial consequences on all organizations dealing directly or indirectly with Europe in the form of penalties and fines. Please join us around coffee and cake to discuss in more details.
Date : 6 February 2018
Time : 14hrs30 to 16hrs
Venue : Hill View Hotel, KN 25 St, Kigali, Rwanda
- Company Overview
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Relevance to Rwanda
- Rwanda Proposed Banking Cyber Resiliency Regulation
- Cyber Resiliency Readiness
- Questions and Answers
Chief Executive Officer
Jacques Harel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, University of Westminster, London and is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has worked several years for De Chazal du Mée, Chartered Accountants, gaining expertise in various economic sectors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of BIRGER. since April 2007, a technology company operating in the Indian Ocean region and East Africa.
Executive - Marketing and Business Development for BIRGER.
Parwez Bhugalee is a graduate from the University of Cape-Town, holding a BSc Degree in Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications and Electronics. He is also a certified Project Manager and holder of a Management and Leadership certificate.
Having started his career outside of Mauritius as a junior Systems Engineer, Parwez worked for 3 years in overseas markets before joining BIRGER. in 2003.
Between 2003 and 2007, he worked as a Project Leader and eventually as a Project Manager, handling and supporting specific projects with the appropriate teams.
Between 2007 and 2014, his career path took him to a management role in the Enterprise Systems and Solutions business unit and the Head of BIRGER. Technology and Services division to develop our solutions offerings on the local and regional market. During that time, his responsibilities also included the strategic relationship management with Symantec to develop our portfolio of offerings in the security sphere.
As from July 2014, Parwez has been promoted to the role of Executive - Marketing and Business Development of the company with a strategic focus on the development of our business in East Africa.
Victor Kagimu joined BIRGER. in September 2016 as a Business Developer focusing on the adoption of Cyber Security Services and Solutions in the East African market. Victor is a graduate from Carnegie Mellon University holding a Master’s degree in Information Technology (MSIT) and a BSc degree in Software Engineering from University of West of Scotland, UK.
Having started his career in Scotland working as an Application developer focusing on JDEdwards XE and Oracle Enterprise One (OEO) ERP systems, Victor gained in-depth experience and understanding of enterprise systems for UK and European organizations.
With a strong background and passion for leveraging technology to solve problems on the African continent, his career led to business and start-up opportunities within East Africa. He held business and strategic roles that merged world class techniques with a regional context to develop practical solutions for enterprises. Further endeavors in research on energy in Africa led to the IEEE research publication that explored business model and policy directions for Smart Grids.
Victor combines research skills with proven business model practices to further BIRGER.’s market penetration in Africa.