COMPAGNIE Générale de Banque, or Cogebanque, is a proudly Made in Rwanda bank. Owned by and operating for the local Rwandan market. Cogebanque obtained its banking license in 1999 and began operating from a single branch and FrW1.2bn in assets. In the last two decades, it has grown into a diversified financial solutions delivery channel with more than 600 agents, 27 branches, and FrW201bn in assets. A revised recruitment and retention programme ensures top talent joins the Cogebanque team — and stays. People are a driving motivator for the Bank, and it strives to establish mutually beneficial relationships with all stakeholders. Since 2015, Cogebanque has allocated some FrW291m to social responsibility initiatives covering education, healthcare, sports, social welfare, and highly poignant advocacy for genocide awareness. The BV judging panel applauds the Bank’s product line-up, including business loans to support SMEs and savings accounts to increase financial inclusion. The judges name Cogebanque as the 2019 winner of the award for Best Social Impact Bank (Rwanda).