Burundi – Bede Bedeste

Bede Bedeste is a Burundi national and the General Manager of the Afritan Leather and a member of the member of Chamber of Commerce and the Association of Burundi Industrialists. Bedeste has over 17 years in the leather industry participating in the leather value chain including processing the raw hides and skins, wet blue production up to the finished leather and footwear and leather goods manufacturing.

The civil engineer has in the past also been the chairperson of the board of directors of Banque de Gestion et de Financement (BGF) a private commercial bank  and the general manager of construction companies SOBIMAC and AMSAR  BURUNDI.

He has represented Burundi in international forums in over 30 including in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Unites States of America.