We are excited to welcome Edmond Kabagambe to PPL!
“When I first arrived in Maine in 2015 from Rwanda, Portland Public Library was my first stop! New to the country, I spent a significant amount of time in Public Computing working on my Curriculum Vitae, accessing my emails, and reading the news. More than ever, public libraries are essential because they provide a quiet environment where patrons can reflect, read, and relax while exploring a wide range of materials. Here, everyone has access to the creativity and wisdom found in books, music, art, and more.”
Fluent in multiple languages, Edmond comes to Portland Public Library with over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources and finance fields, including strategy, recruitment, and policy implementation. Prior to joining PPL, Edmond held several leadership positions including Chairman of International NGOs Network Admin Forum in Rwanda, was an executive board advisor and co-founding member of Rwanda Human Resources Management Organization Professionals, HR specialist and trainer for Africa region emergencies transformation and development, human safety and security for ActionAid – Rwanda, and USAID based in US Embassy in Kigali. Edmond holds an MBA in Management and Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Finance.
In addition to his professional work, Edmond is dedicated to the community and serves on various nonprofit, educational, business, and faith-based Board Committees to support initiatives helping to further leadership, strategic planning, and operational development within these organizations.
Edmond enjoys spending time with his family of 6 taking in Maine’s beautiful ocean views, exploring the coastal lighthouses, and swimming and picnicking at Sebago Lake.
Edmond speaks 8 languages including English, French, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, and some Swahili mostly spoken in East and Central Africa. If you see him walking through the Main Library be sure to say hello!
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