Rwanda Craft Brewery Project Partners
Meet the partners in The Rwanda Craft Brewery Project:
Josephine “Fina” Uwineza
Soon to be a brewery owner, Fina is a Rwandan woman who is no stranger to entrepreneurship. Uwineza is a successful restaurateur in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali, where she opened the city’s first-ever Chinese restaurant.
Nancy founded The CG Group in April 1981. Nancy has a Master’s of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication from Royal Roads University graduating top of class. She received a Governor General of Canada Gold Medal Award for Academic Excellence for her thesis, “The Gendered Enterprise of Nation-Building”.
Nancy is a Mentor with the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women’s (IEEW) Peace Through Program helping women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda.
Steve is co-founder and CEO at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company.
Tanya Beimers is Chief Financial Officer at Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
Christian Riemerschmid von der Heide (Chris) has worked in the brewery and drinks industry for a little over 32 years and is a master brewer and maltster by profession. He has worked for both entrepreneurial craft brewers and global players in a variety of senior roles in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Chris is Chief Operating Officer at NSI.