Norbert Haguma is an entrepreneur passionate about the intersection of technology and development. He is currently the CEO of Extra Technologies Ltd (incubated by Alibaba Netpreneur Program), co-founder of AfricaGen (non-profit), CEO of AfrOrient Group. and Chairman of Rwanda Blockchain Association.
An experienced entrepreneur, Norbert has been CEO of AfrOrient Group – Africa-China focused investment and trade advisory company – since 2009, and has helped many investment and trade projects worth millions of dollars in countries including Rwanda, DRC, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, China and HongKong.
Norbert is the CEO of Extra Technologies, a company that developed COPA, the first Cooperative Digitisation in Rwanda, that aims to transform 9000 cooperatives in Rwanda and improve the lives of its 5 million members.
In 2017, Norbert co-founded AfricaGen, a Rwanda based PanAfrican youth organisation focused on the use of technology for development. AfricaGen is currently developing the African Digital Economy Index.
As a blockchain enthusiast and evangelist, Norbert leads the Blockchain community in Rwanda, led the Blockchain hub at Transform Africa Summit 2018, has organised multiple blockchain hackathon, and occasionally teaches blockchain classes and seminars in Rwanda. He has been invited to speak about blockchain in many African countries such as Senegal, Sudan and Cote D’Ivoire.