Emmanuel was born and raised near Virunga Lodge. He has a certificate in teaching. In 2017, he got a BA from INES Ruhengeri in English and French. He worked as a teacher for 10 years before running the Virunga Lodge Community Projects and then becoming Virunga Lodge manager. Emmanuel is an outgoing person, he likes to look for the truth, to work with others and help vulnerable people. He likes to read stories and to joke with children and friends.