Arielle Uwonkunda

Title: CCS iHub Intern, Chop Value Manufacturing Ltd.


Born and raised in Rwanda, Arielle is a Pan - Africanist at heart and a curious business strategist in the making. It is Arielle's curious mind that led her to spend her weekends researching about possibilities of sustainably commercializing bamboo in East Africa, while her weekdays were filled with crafting market entry strategies for Unilever in the Republic Democratic of Congo. While her work in the Congo was successfully achieved, Arielle hasn't yet found an answer to her Green Gold quest. She hopes that her time with ChopValue will enlighten her on how a disregarded chopstick made out of bamboo can be revived into a new and slick design.

Arielle is a 4th year Marketing student at the UBC Sauder School of Business.