Blandine Umuziranenge
Founder & CEO, Kosmotive

Blandine Umuziranenge is the Founder & CEO of Kosmotive since 2014, a social enterprise with a mission to improve reproductive, maternal and child health in Rwanda and eventually across Africa, with better access to health services for mothers and children. Early in her career, she worked at Rwanda Broadcasting Agency and Contact FM radio. Her 12 years of experience combine Information Technology, Social Entrepreneurship and Circular Business Modeling.

She is a multi-award-winner including the Youth Connekt Africa 2019 Girls in Innovation Award, the Invest2Impact Africa 2019 Women’s Empowerment Award, the Top 50 Africa Business Hero 2021, the Waislitz Global Citizen Award finalist, the 2022 WE Empower UN SDG finalist and the 2022 Accenture’s Gender Mainstreaming Awards Fearless Thinker Finalist. Blandine’s ambition is paving menstrual freedom for girls and women in Africa.

She holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Social Innovation Management from Amani Institute, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information and Communication Technology from Mount Kenya University and an Advanced Diploma in Information Technology from IPRC Tumba.