Patrice Ngoy Lusambya is the Central Africa Operations Manager. As the Central Africa Operations Manager, he works closely with the Forest Program, Global Operations support teams in Washington, DC and Addis Ababa to enable the smooth functioning of all core functions for WRI offices located in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Republic of Congo (ROC). He works closely with program and operations leadership to oversee the financial and accounting, grant and contract stewardship, administration and compliance, risk management, registration & legal affairs, human resources, office administration, business planning, information systems, and facilities management to ensure effective support for WRI’s local teams to achieve their objectives. He is based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

He previously worked with several International organizations as well as some private sector companies (including Mines Advisory Group, World Food Program, Fondation Hirondelle, PwC-SSAPR, …) and carried out 14 years of extensive experience in areas of finance, accounting and administration.

Patrice has a bachelor degree in Commercial and Financial Sciences from the High School of Commerce / University of Lubumbashi.

He enjoys spending time in reading and playing football.