Our team


Apollon Kabahizi

Strategic advisor

Apollon is serial entrepreneur!

Talented architect and building contractor with Ifuga, he is also active in the field of solar energy in Rwanda with Izuba. He adds a string to his bow with La Fromagerie.

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Micheline Thienpont

Micheline worked for 10 years as a journalist in Brussels before flying to Dubai. There, she headed the Middle East Solar Industry Association for 10 years. La Fromagerie is her 3rd life!

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Thierry Niyigena

Cheese maker assistant

Thierry is a former mechanical but then he discover how to make cheese with Innocent. Versatile at the farm he is a key element for the team to work with.

Originally, Thierry come from a neighboring village, Crete Congo-Nile

Pierre Ndungutse

Cheese maker assistant

Pierre joined La Fromagerie during the COVID crisis. He was able to seize this opportunity to give new impetus to his career. He learns very quickly, devours the literature on the topic and will soon be a junior master cheese maker.


Strategic advisor

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Jacques Nizeyimana

Head of the stable

Jacques grew up in Karongi and has always enjoyed working on the farm. After working with his parents in the family farm, he later joined us. He works with passion and gives goats all the attention they deserve to produce the best milk.

John van Zuylen

Financial Advisor

After an MBA in Chicago, John joined the BCG (Boston Consulting Group) in Dubai. He is now following his passion for solar energy and leading various projects in Rwanda. Always open to multiple challenges, he joined La Fromagerie as a financial advisor.


Evariste & Aimé

Drivers / Delivery boys

Evariste and Aimé joined us during the second confinement to be able to deliver the cheeses in Kigali. Thanks to them and their impressive knowledge of the city, all packages arrive safely in less time than it takes to tell!