Lydie Hakizimana

Lydie Hakizimana is co-founder and Managing Director of Drakkar Limited, a reseller and distributor of educational textbooks in Rwanda. For Lydie, it all started back in 2006 when her passion for reading led her to open a small second-hand bookstore. Before long, her entrepreneurial instincts had her developing relationships with numerous publishing companies, eventually striking a deal with UK publisher, Pearson Education. Drakkar rapidly evolved into a leading educational textbooks reseller in Rwanda, becoming an important enabler of her country’s vision for building a knowledge-based economy. Today, Lydie manages 45 employees and thirty part-time distributors.