ALN CEO Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Jr. discusses security concerns and natural resource management on the African continent (CNBC Africa)
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CNBC Africa – The African Consumer Outlook 2014Africa’s growth outlook continues to be robust and the continent has emerged as a frontier market driven by high commodity and oil prices, stable macro-economic environments and rising internal consumer spending. Today Frontier Advisory hosted their Africa Outlook 2014 Summit looking at the economic, financial and political prospects for 2014. Earlier CNBC Africa had Martyn Davies, CEO of Frontier Advisory, Isaac Fokuo Junior CEO of the African Leadership Network and Kolade Karim, CEO of Shoreline Group Nigeria in studio for a look at the African consumer outlook.
Paulina says: When you keep hearing the same name over and over again -as the one to watch, you must take note -no??? Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Jr. -Principal BOTHO Ltd & CEO African Leadership Network is the name and I'm going to keep my Ghana Rising eyes on in 2014 and I suggest you do the same.... Famed for his exclusive networking events -which seems to read like the who's-who of the business/entertainment/political/Arts world -Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Jr who appears to know how to make things happen is most definitely one to watch-in-2014.... For more info about BOTHO Ltd visit: http://www.botholtd.com/ For more info about the African Leadership Network visit: http://www.africanleadershipnetwork.com/
Who is Isaac Kwaku Fokuo, Jr
Mr. Fokuo (Isaac) is the principal and founder of BOTHO Ltd. He has over 15 years of experience in change and project management, supply-chain management, and business development. His areas of expertise include corporate due diligence and governance, process design and implementation, China/Africa relations, political and economic risk analysis, and Islamic finance.
Under Isaac’s leadership, BOTHO Kenya Limited provides clients with independent, impartial, and comprehensive advice about investment opportunities in emerging markets. He focuses in the areas of capital attraction, business development, due diligence research, and risk analysis. Isaac’s advisory clients include governments, corporations, high net-worth investors and public sector actors in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Currently, BOTHO has over $250 million worth of Africa-based private equity and debt transactions projects located in Ghana, Somalia, North Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, South Africa, Ethiopia, Angola and Botswana. BOTHO’s current portfolio of projects range from commercial real-estate, healthcare, cosmetics, hospitality & leisure, agro-processing, to live-stock. In addition to its private sector work, BOTHO advises a select number of African governments on investment and risk-mitigating strategies.
In line with his passion regarding China/Africa relations, Isaac serves as Founder and Board Chairman of the Sino-Africa Centre of Excellence (SACE) and the China-Africa Internship Program (CAIP). The objective of SACE/CAIP is to serve as a platform for pragmatic research. The programs are geared toward understanding how African and Chinese-based private sector actors can mutually create value by collaborating in areas of potential synergy. In addition, Isaac has advised a select number of African government and companies on their China policy.
Earlier in his career, Isaac was selected to participate in a prestigious management development program at McMaster-Carr where he held several positions of increasing supervisory responsibility in process management, realignment and implementation of best business practices. Specifically, Isaac was part of the operations management team responsible for over USD 360 million worth of inventory. He facilitated the development, set-up and readiness of large-scale warehouse operations including safety requirements, product placement, density, and workforce management. His accomplishments included redesigning and creating new training modules, achieving a 20% increase in employee productivity (by restructuring operational procedures), and devising and implementing innovative packaging methods that led to significant savings to the company.
Prior to McMaster-Carr, Isaac worked on short-term market exploratory projects in Brazil on behalf of clients such as Arthur Anderson and GE Capital, Computrex Logistics and served as an international trade specialist at Kentucky International Trade Division. Isaac is a sought-after speaker on topics such as emerging market opportunities, business development opportunities in Africa, China/Africa relations and operations management. He has authored articles on emerging markets, Islamic finance, China/Africa relations and corporate social responsibility that were published in the Middle-East, South-East Asia, China and Africa.
Mr. Fokuo’s educational background includes a BA and MA in International Relations and an MBA with a focus on Strategy and Operations Management.
Source / Credit: http://www.africanleadershipnetwork.com/ourmembers/isaac-kwaku-fokuo-jr/
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