Our Executive Team

Team Member - Amar Ali

Amar Ali

Chief Executive Officer
Team Member - Prosper Ndayiragije

Prosper Ndayiragije

Country Manager
Team Member - Jan Vriens

Jan Vriens

Chief Operations Officer
Team Member - Darshana Joshi

Darshana Joshi

Commercial Director
Team Member - Jurgen Paulis

Jurgen Paulis

Chief Finance Officer

Our Vision

To be a trusted Africa-based producer of a range of high quality, nutritious and complementary foods that are proven to help prevent malnutrition.

Our Mission

To help people maximize potential through improved nutrition with affordable, high quality, locally sourced foods.

Our Values

  • Take Initiative
  • Be Results-Oriented
  • Work together as One Team
  • Be The Best You Can Be
  • Communicate effectively
  • Act with Integrity & Responsibility

About us

At Africa Improved Foods Rwanda Limited, we manufacture high quality and nutritious complementary foods. These foods address the nutritional needs of different segments of the population, such as pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, older infants from
six months, young children and every other member of the family. The right nutrition is vital for a child during the first 1,000 days of its life, starting from conception.

At AIF, we are striving to have the maximum social, economic and environmental impact in communities in which we operate.

We are a joint-venture between the Government of Rwanda and a consortium of Royal DSM, Dutch development bank (FMO), DFID Impact Acceleration Facility managed by CDC Group plc and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group.

In collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, our objective is to address malnutrition and stunting in the country and the East-African region by manufacturing high-quality nutritious complementary foods. These foods are produced with
locally grown maize and soya beans, which are then milled and blended with micro-nutrient pre-mix, skim milk powder and soy oil. The primary beneficiaries of these complementary nutritious foods are pregnant and breastfeeding mothers,
older infants above six months as well as young children.

This partnership is inspired by solid evidence that the first 1,000 days, from conception to a child’s second birthday, are critical for its physical and mental development, and that the child should be exclusively breastfed for the first
six months of life to achieve optimal growth, development and long-term health. Older infants above six months and young children should receive nutritionally adequate and high-quality complementary foods, while continuing to be breastfed
at least until a child is two years of age or more.