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Edgard Ngaboyamahina

Edgard Ngaboyamahina

Innovation Advisor


PhD, Process Engineering and Advanced Technology, Pierre and Marie Curie University
MBA, Business Administration, Collège des Ingénieurs
MSc, Physical Chemical Processes, Université Paul Sabatier
MSc, Physical Chemical Processes, Université Paul Sabatier


French-Rwandan technologist Edgard Ngaboyamahina is an Innovation Advisor who supports clients’ sustainability work across industries. He delivers value to clients by fostering collaborative relationships and encouraging data-driven decision-making. Currently, he helps clients in the home improvement and fast-moving consumer goods industries develop circular business models and strategies. Leveraging his knowledge and skills in process and materials engineering, he provides clients with insights for sustainable packaging materials and solutions.

Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Ngaboyamahina was a Principal Investigator at the Duke University Center for Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease (WaSH-AID), a group that develops and deploys novel, sustainable, technology-based health solutions for resource-constrained regions around the world. There, he led R&D activities that encompass waste treatment and technology transfer under the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-supported Reinvent the Toilet Challenge. He advised Électricité de France on France’s Energy Efficient Obligation (EEC) policy and its impact on industry and tertiary sectors, and supported intellectual property transfer to industry partners while an engineer at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission. An entrepreneur, Dr. Ngaboyamahina created Simbuka Technological Innovation, a company that connects researchers developing technologies with local partners in Rwanda and neighboring countries.  

Dr. Ngaboyamahina was a 2020 Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow and has lived in six countries, led multi-stakeholder projects in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and speaks French and English.

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