KARISIMBI Business Partners was founded over a decade ago as a consultancy with a social-impact mindset. The founders saw business as a stimulus for economic and educational opportunity, and a key driver of prosperity for community and country. Karisimbi Business Partners applied experience from tenures with leading Western corporations to establish an advisory firm in Rwanda to build up the private sector. The firm partners with a cross-industry selection of mid-sized enterprises to help them align with best practice and attain the next level. In support, the firm offers management consulting, operational management and investment services. It has also organised events to unite the country’s business leaders in a spirit of proactive solidarity. The BV judging panel presents Karisimbi Business Partners with the 2020 award for Best Business Advisory Services (Eastern Africa).