Dale Dawson - Ducere Global Business School

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Dale is Founder, Chairman & CEO of Bridge2Rwanda, a foundation formed to help expand Rwanda’s global network of friends, to encourage foreign direct investment and to create opportunities for Rwandan students to study abroad.

Dawson is an investment banker and entrepreneur. He serves on President Paul Kagame’s Presidential Advisory Council and on the boards of Urwego Opportunity Bank of Rwanda, Halftime and Edify.

Before a mid-career shift to Bridge2Rwanda, Dawson was in charge of investment banking at Stephens Inc (private investment firm); partner and National Director at KPMG (global accounting firm); and Chair & CEO of TruckPro (distributor of commercial truck parts, sold to AutoZone).

He is a University of Texas graduate and divides his time between Little Rock, Arkansas, US and Kigali, Rwanda.

Dawson and his wife, Judi, have two grown children.

Mr Dale Dawson

Founder, Bridge2Rwanda

  • EVP, Stephens Inc. (1999-2003)
  • Chair & CEO, TruckPro (1992-1998)
  • Head of Investment Banking, Stephens Inc. (1985-1992)
  • Partner & National Director, KPMG (1976-1985)