Pascasie Niyigena



Wilderness Rwanda Regional HR Manager

Pascasie is a member of the Rwanda Human Resource Management Organisation, originating from a small team of HR professionals, including herself. She brings over 14 years of HR experience in both the public and private sector, and looks forward to making a difference to her Wilderness team.


Born in Rwanda’s capital city Kigali, Pascasie grew up in a Christian family surrounded by community spirit. She is married with two sons, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the Kigali Institute of Sciences, Technology and Management (formerly KIST).

After graduating, Pascasie landed her first role as Human Resources Officer in a tea factory, where she managed over 2 000 employees. She then accepted the opportunity to work as HR Officer for the Workforce Development Authority, where she was introduced to the hospitality industry, and was soon promoted to HR Manager, preparing trainees at various hotels in Kigali. Eager to progress to a strategic role in her career, Pascasie took on the position of Human Resources Specialist in the Ministry of Internal Security before advancing to HRM Specialist for the Rwanda Environment Management Authority.

Inspired by her successful career path, Pascasie felt the need to help conserve the environment and look out for the wellbeing of the greater community. Focusing on becoming a dynamic and strategic HR practitioner challenging the status quo, she moved from the public to the private sector, while obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Mount Kenya University, specialising in Community Development and NGO Management. She subsequently joined Britam Insurance Company as HR Business Partner, before moving across to VisionFund Rwanda as their People, Culture and Administration Manager.

Pascasie is able to care for people in critical situations, and has an “Assisting Individuals in Crisis” qualification from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. through the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Pascasie joined Wilderness Safaris in March 2022 and is delighted to be working for a company dedicated to impactful tourism and community upliftment. She also believes strongly in a work-life balance for her staff.

“Joining Wilderness Safaris Rwanda is a blessing to me. My purpose is to create greater human capital, encourage new ways of thinking, and engage with and stretch employees’ capabilities to reach our goals”, says Pascasie.