Mr. Deogratius Rutabanzibwa (Deo Ruta) brings in extensive experience in Corporate and export finance. He began his career in 2004 as Proxy Analyst for Investor Responsibility Research Center, a leading research group on Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility. With IRRC, Mr. Ruta managed and advised the company’s largest client (Capital Group SA & Capital Guardian USA. He later worked as Custodian Bank Analyst managing client’s data platform for both Investment Bank like UBS, ABN AMRO, Crédit Agricoleand Lazard; Northern Trust of Chicago as well as California Teachers Pension Fund as the World’s largest Pension Fund. With Risk Metrics, a spin-off of JP Morgan, he provided Risk Analytics to Institutional Investors through its Z-Metrics, indexes, and portfolio risk and performance analytics. Prior to taking the Associate Role at Interlink, he was Independent Regional Transaction Advisor for ExWorks and Interlink Capital in East and Central Africa. Mr. Ruta is the member of Leadership initiative Tanzania; An Education Trust and a Non-Profit Organization involved in promoting University student self-developed business opportunities. He holds a degree in business with an emphasis on International Business Finance. In addition, he holds a post-graduate diploma in International Business from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.