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Donatien Ishimwe

Donatien Ishimwe

"Once an outstanding Stallion, forever outstanding everywhere!".

Donatien Ishimwe

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A proud and grateful Stallion (AUN Class of 2016), Petroleum Chemistry major, Petroleum Engineering concentration.

  • An alumnus of AUN Emerging Leaders Academy
  • Founder and former president of Society of Petroleum Engineers, AUN Chapter
  • Founder and former president of AUN French Club
  • Former SGA Director of IT & Social Media
  • Former Resident Assistant
  • Recipient, 2015 Stallion Award of Outstanding International Student
  • Recipient, 2016 Scholarly Leadership Award by the AUN Provost's Office

I currently live in Rwanda, my beautiful motherland of a thousand hills

Since 2019, I have been serving the Government of Rwanda as a Specialist in Petroleum and Gas Exploration Geophysics at Rwanda Mines Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB).

Since graduating from the American University of Nigeria, I have earned a Master's of Science degree in Petroleum Geoscience with a concentration in Petroleum Exploration Geophysics from the University of Ghana, Legon. I am a Pan-Africanism Scholar and Alumnus of the Mandela Institute of Development Studies (MINDS), a member of the African Energy Chamber, and a current mentee of the 5th World Petroleum Council Mentoring Program. I have also earned certificates in Politics and Economics of International Energy by Science Po University, Financial Markets by Yale University, and Oil and Gas Industry Operations by Duke University.

Thanks to the liberal education system, extracurricular campus activities, various leadership training and experience, community service involvement, and sound physical and intellectual environment of the American University of Nigeria, I was able to learn, experiment, practise various skills and knowledge that shaped me into a creative, critical thinker and innovative leader who is in love with good causes of his community. AUN has widened my horizons by allowing me to connect with and learn from people all over the world through extracurricular, academic, and professional international conferences or other events.

There have been different ways by which AUN contributed to my personal, intellectual, and professional growth and development, but it is remarkable through taking an example from the outstanding world-class leadership of its brilliant faculty and staff that is unique. "Once an outstanding Stallion, forever outstanding everywhere!".




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