Dr Hermogène NSENGIMANA, the ARSO Secretary General, holds a PhD in Analytical and environmental chemistry from the School of Chemistry, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He also has Post-doctoral Studies from the Witwatersrand University and University of Botswana. Prior to his appointment as the ARSO Secretary General in 2012, he was a senior lecturer at National University of Rwanda (NUR) where beside active research work alongside teaching, he held leadership position as Vice dean in the Faculty of Science and Deputy Director in Charge of Consultancy and Research at NUR. In his capacity as a researcher in environmental pollution, he was the President of the International Hydrological Program (IHP) in Rwanda and a member of the scientific advisory committee (VicSac) of the Victoria Lake research (VicRes).
Dr. Nsengimana is an accomplished Standardisation expert with wide knowledge on standards development, adoption and implementation principles based on the WTO TBT/SPS Agreements. In his capacity as ARSO’s Secretary General and Chairperson of the Pan African Quality Infrastructure (PAQI) since its inauguration in 2013, he has addressed high level meetings and conferences with a main focus on the role of standardization in economic development for ACP countries.