Professional services firm Deloitte recently opened a new office in Rwanda in line with its strategy to consolidate the firmâ€™s operations and further cement its market leading position across the continent.
The opening of an office in East Africa – based in the Rwandan capital, Kigali – adds to the Deloitte East African offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, Dar es Salaam, Kampala and Addis Ababa, according to a statement by the organisation.
In June, Deloitte agreed to integrate its operations in Africa with a new structure for East and Central Africa which comprises the operation and growth of the East African and Central African outfits and the Central African one comprising of Malawi, Rwanda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Through this, Deloitte has clustered together its existing well-established practices, thus expanding the firmâ€™s reach and level of expertise to ultimately assist clients with optimising their business across the continent.
Deloitte Africa Chief Executive Officer, Lwazi Bam, referred to the opening of the Kigali office as a landmark achievement for Deloitte Africa. The Kigali office will offer tax, consulting, enterprise risk, audit and financial advisory services.
Deloitte East and Central Africa Chief Executive Officer, Sammy Onyango, said Rwanda was an ideal place for Deloitte due to the strategic location of the country in serving the East African region, as well as in acting as the critical link between Central, Southern and Western Africa operations of the firm.