Speaker Profile

Brig Gen Joseph Nzabamwita

Secretary-General
National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS)

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Brig Gen Nzabamwita is the Secretary-General of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) since 22 March 2016. Before his appointment as the SG NISS, Brig Gen Nzabamwita served as Director General, Policy and Strategy at Ministry of Defence; and the Military and Defence spokesperson, a position he held since July 2011. Between April 2010 and July 2011, Brig Gen Nzabamwita served as the Commanding Officer of the 105 Battalion in Rubavu District. From June 2006 to March 2010, Brig Gen Nzabamwita served as Deputy Secretary-General of the National Security Service and at the same time, Director General of External Security. Prior to that, Brig Gen Nzabamwita had served as Rwanda’s Defence and Military Attaché in Washington DC, United States, from March 2003 to March 2006. Brig Gen Nzabamwita holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Uganda’s Makerere University and a Masters in International Law from the University of Washington, USA. He is married with three children.