Director of Business Strategy & Operations
Crystal Rugege-Ntore joined Carnegie Mellon University in April 2009 charged with the task of managing the development and implementation of CMU-R. In this capacity, she was responsible for developing the proposal for CMU-R and coordinating all aspects of the project for Carnegie Mellon University and the Government of Rwanda.
In her current role, Mrs. Rugege-Ntore is responsible for all business and operational functions of CMU-R as well as identifying strategic development opportunities for the university.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon University, Mrs. Rugege-Ntore worked as a software engineer at IBM's Silicon Valley Lab for seven years. As an ETL developer, she created data warehousing models for banking and retail institutions. She also worked as a consultant providing IBM’s business partners with technical enablement for business intelligence software.
Mrs. Rugege-Ntore received her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Grambling State University and her Master's degree in Information Systems and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.