KIM University is a decade old institution which traces its origins to a 2005 decision by the Board of Directors that transformed the International College of Accountancy and Management (ICAM) into a degree awarding Institution. This gave birth to Kigali Institute of Management (KIM). By the beginning of 2016 KIM transformed itself into KIM University.
We aspire to be recognized widely as the premier university providing exemplary programs which integrate academic excellence with professional competence to achieve social economic transformation.
To educate and nurture talented and motivated men and women through quality undergraduate, graduate and professional executive education programs to become successful, creative and innovative professionals and enable them excel in their chosen professions and to lead rewarding lives.
KIM University undertakes the development of a wholesome and well-rounded person that easily fits into civil, business and management communities with effective, focused and visionary contributions. In line with the vision and mission KIM University offers education and training that is aimed at reducing poverty through provision of employment skills and competences, self-reliance and improvement of human life. In this regard, KIM University stands out in imparting Skills for Competence. We believe that employers, NGOs and entrepreneurs need focused academic and professional training that enables them to succeed.
Mr. Peter Rutaremara
Mr. Peter Rutaremara is an Accounting and Management Consultant. He is the founding member and Managing Partner of RUMA CPA Rwanda and Burundi. He is the Chairman Board of Directors (BOD) at Kigali Institute of Management (KIM). He was elected the first President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR). He has extensive experience of Financial Management, Accounting, Audit and Advisory services to a wide range of private sector, donor funded projects and public sector clients. In addition, Peter has immense experience in tax advisory services and has guided many local and multinational clients. He is a member of the Certified Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya (ICPAR, ICPAK, ICPAU) and holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance). Peter has built KIM, RUMA CPA and RUMA Consult from scratch. Under his management all institutions have over the years; recruited, trained, developed and retained quite a number of professionals.
Prof Peter John Opio
Professor Peter John Opio brings to the office profound knowledge, skills, and competencies spanning the continents of Africa, Europe and the United States. He joined KIM University from the University of Notre Dame where he has been Professor in the Mendoza School of Business and the first Academic Director for Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (YALI), which he successfully led for two years.
Olar Ronald Alfred
He has held senior positions in universities for over a decade and has previously served as founder Principal of a constituent college of an International University in Uganda, and as the Dean of School of Business. His educational management experience covers Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda.