Mr. Cherno is a Charter Certified Accountant and an Investment Professional. Most recently, Cherno was the CEO of FinCity Investment Advisory Limited, a company he founded in 2017. Prior to that he was CFO of BPR (part of Atlas Mara) and CFO and Deputy CEO of BRD Commercial Bank (a fully owned subsidiary of Atlas Mara which was later merged into BPR)
He was Chief Finance Officer of Banque Commerciale du Rwanda (BCR), now part of the I&M Group from 2005 to 2010. Before this assignment, He was Head of Finance/Finance Manager of Maersk (Gambia) Limited, a subsidiary of AP Moller Maersk A/S Group. Cherno also worked as an external auditor with both KPMG and Deloitte and Touche. He has also provided consultancy services to various companies in Rwanda.
He has over 17 years of post-qualification experience and has been exposed to many areas such as financial reporting, audit, corporate finance, asset and liability management, investment management, corporate strategy & business development and general company management.
He currently serves on the board of Crystal Telecom, a company listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and previously served on the board of Rwanda Energy Company – REC as vice chairman.
He is a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute in Charlottesville USA and the CFA Society of South Africa. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is also a founding member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda ICPA(R).
Best quote: “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf)