The AIMS International Governing Board thanks Ms. Lydie Hakizimana for her service

Ms. Lydie Hakizimana has recently informed us of her decision to step down from her position as AIMS CEO on June 30th, 2023.

Every one of us who cares deeply about AIMS owes Lydie a huge debt of gratitude. She stepped in as our CEO during a time of immense difficulty for our organisation due both to a leadership crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lydie’s courage and fortitude in the face of many problems, her willingness to work day and night for our cause, her considerate and collaborative management style and her intense commitment to a bright future for Africa’s youth all played a vital part in pulling AIMS through. For the past three years, Lydie’s leadership has been instrumental in building AIMS reputation as well as the trust and support of our partners. The healthy condition of the AIMS Centres today is a legacy she can truly be proud of. 

It has been a privilege for us to work with her and we shall greatly miss her as our CEO. However, we know she will always remain a committed and active supporter of AIMS. We wish her every success with her planned return to her work as an educational entrepreneur in Rwanda.

AIMS International Governing Board (IGB)

  • Charles Boamah
  • Mohammed Gharbi
  • Abdel Kader Ndiaye
  • Thuli Madonsela
  • Neil Turok (Chair)

Response from Ms. Lydie Hakizimana:

It has been an absolute pleasure and honour to lead such a talented group of individuals, and I am immensely proud of what we have achieved together.

Over the past three years, we have faced our fair share of challenges, but we have always emerged stronger and more resilient. Your hard work, passion, and teamwork have been the driving force behind our success, and I have no doubt that you will continue to achieve great things in the future.

I will always cherish the memories and experiences that I have had while serving as AIMS CEO, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have been part of this amazing journey.