Kalisa Sunday


Kalisa is a Director of Professional Development Services at the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Rwanda (ICPAR) since 2017. Among his other duties, he is also responsible for promoting the development and adoption of professional accounting standards in Rwanda, as well as leading the development of effective partnerships with key stakeholders in line with the ICPAR’s strategy including facilitating the meeting of IFAC’s Statement of Membership Obligations (SMOs). Prior to that, Kalisa served in different capacities as a Managing Director of Legitimate Consult Ltd a Rwandan consultancy firm that specialized in provision of management consultancies.

Before joining Legitimate Consult Ltd, Kalisa also served as the General Manager of the College of Business Studies (CBS) where he was tasked with representing the institute in its main strategic decisions and collaborating with all the college stakeholders to deliver tuition to students undertaking professional qualification. Kalisa was also part of the lecturing team at the college in providing both CAT and ACCA classes.

Kalisa possesses extensive experience in both public and private sector, and he is very passionate about contributing to societal needs, whilst leveraging towards a positive sustainable impact. Kalisa is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Public Accountants (FCCA) and a member of CPA, Rwanda. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Southwales – United Kingdom, and he is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy at the University of London. Other Licenses and Certifications include Tax Administration Diagnostic Assessment Tool (TADAT) certificate as TADAT trained issued in 2019 by the International Monetary Fund (IMF, TADAT Secretariat); Approved Trainer of Corporate Governance issued by the International Finance Corporation (IFC); and a Certificate in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) issued by ACCA.