The SCOOP (Sn 2 Ep 4) With Eric Kacou

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Born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire, Eric Kacou is co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners). Prior to starting ESPartners, Eric served as Managing Director of OTF Group, a competitiveness consultancy focused on emerging markets. An expert in post-conflict economic reconstruction, he led the Rwanda National Innovation and Competitiveness (RNIC) Program, an initiative sponsored by President Paul Kagame. The RNIC is credited with helping revitalize Rwanda’s economy and fuelling the growth of entrepreneurship and exports.
Eric also co-founded the Academy of Leadership in Competitiveness and Prosperity (ALCP), a Rwanda-based program for young leaders with more than two hundred and fifty graduates. Eric has also served leaders of over a dozen low-income nations including Haiti, Uganda, and Southern Sudan as well as development partners such as World Bank, IFC and USAID. Eric started his career as a strategy consultant with Monitor Company advising Fortune 500 executives.
Prior to being a Mason Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School, Eric earned his MBA at the Wharton School, and serves on the Wharton Executive Board for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Eric’s first book, Entrepreneurial Solutions for Prosperity for BOP markets, was published by Wharton School Publishing and has already received coverage from international media such as FT, CNBC and SABC. Eric was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and is also an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow

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